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British Deaf Association (BDA)



The BDA was founded at a time of intense controversy about the use of Sign Language and finger-spelling in the education of deaf children, and about the exclusion of Deaf people from national decisions that affected their lives.

Its aim is to develop greater understanding in the country as a whole of what deafness means, and to raise money to finance its community development and campaigning programme.

What we stand for -
This means that the rights of Deaf people to use sign language are enshrined in legislation. Under the present Equality Act, a Deaf person has the right to bring a hearing dog to his GP surgery but does not have the right to being an Interpreter or access Interpreter services. This is not equality.

Every Deaf person must have access to services from Government level down to his/her local shop in his/her preferred language.

Freedom of Choice:
Every Deaf person should have the right to choose to sign or speak or both without sanction and without obstacles.

We believe that every Deaf person has the right to communicate in his/her preferred language.

We believe that every Deaf child has the right to bi-lingual education.

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020 7697 4140
07795 410 724 T


3rd Floor, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

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    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? No

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    • Disability And Additional Needs / Advice And Support
    • Disability And Additional Needs / Sensory Impairment (Deafness, Speech, Visual)

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    Last updated: 20/3/2019

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    020 7697 4140
    07795 410 724 T

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