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The Sign Community

Community Sign

The Sign Community website has been developed in association with the British Deaf Association (BDA).

The BDA is the largest Deaf organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people.

This is an extremely interactive and engaging website with some excellent British Sign Language (BSL) in Flash animation format for hearing impaired.

To visit the Sign Community website click here

To find out about British Sign Language (BSL) click here

Click here to contact the British Deaf Association in Scotland Productions Ltd, the designers behind the Sign Community website is an award winning company offering broadcast quality video production, multi media and web development.

You can visit Productions by selecting this link

Deaf Connexions Launch New Website

Deaf Connexions logo



Deaf Connexions is pleased to announce the launch of their new website which will soon carry state of the art new technology through a partnership working with Norfolk County Council ''e Sign Project '' which aims to make information more accessible to deaf people. Some pages on the new site will have a signing avatar (a computerised human figure).

This will mean that when you see this symbol e-sign you can click on it and a person will pop up and give you the information on that page in British sign language.

This is the first time this type of signed information has been used.

The website has pages full of information about Deaf Connexions's services, events and activities around the country. You can also book a service on line such as a Sign Language Interpreter or Lipspeaker.

To visit the Deaf Connexion website select this link


Royal Association for Deaf People

RAD strives to meet the individual needs of Deaf children and adults and deafblind people through the provision of services and the use of RAD Centres for Deaf People.

RAD Head office
Walsingham Road, Colchester, Essex. CO2 7BP

Telephone: 01206 509509
Fax: 01206 769755
Text: 01206 711260

British Deaf Association

The BDA is a democratic, membership led national charity campaigning on behalf of nearly 250,000 BSL users in the Uk. It has several service areas as well as a national helpline.

1-3 Worship Street

Telephone: 0870 770 3300
Fax: 020 7588 3527
Text: 0800 652 2965

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Aims to achieve a better quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing people. The RNIB does this by campaigning, lobbying, raising awareness of deafness, providing services through social, medical and technical research.

19-23 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8SL

Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Text: 0808 808 9000
Fax: 020 7296 8199

National Deaf Children’s Society

NDCS is an organisation of parents, families and carers which exists to support parents in enabling their child to maximise their skills and abilities; and works to facilitate this process by every means possible.

15 Dufferin Street
London EC1Y 8UR

Telephone: 020 7490 8656
Fax: 0207251 5020

Full details of STAGETEXT® captioned performances can be found on

STAGETEXT provides open captioning to give deaf and hard of hearing people access to the theatre.
The actors' words are converted into visible text which appears on a display unit installed on or near the stage. Speaker names, sound effects and offstage noises are also included.

A captioned performance is delivered by a captioner trained by STAGETEXT.

York House,
Empire Way,
Wembley HA9 0PA

Telephone/Textphone: 020 8903 5566
Fax: 020 8903 8647