As a member-led organisation, our work is focused on achieving equality for Deaf people through community empowerment, membership and campaigning. Working with local Deaf and BSL Communities is crucial to the success of BDA campaigns and creates opportunities for Deaf people to develop, participate and contribute in wider society.
The BDA's aim is to achieve equality for Deaf people. We work with local Deaf communities and campaign for local authorities to adopt our BSL Charter. We produce reports in response to Government policies and also provide training to empower Deaf people, especially in BSL teaching.
We are also members of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the European Union of the Deaf (EUD). This keeps us up-to-date with events affecting Deaf people worldwide. We are represented at WFD and EUD events by members of the Board.
Please contact us if you would like further information about our services.