Easthill Home for Deaf People – Garden volunteer project


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Click here for BSL video Date: 8 June Where: Easthill Home for Deaf People, Isle of Wight Sign up to our volunteer day in June at Easthill Home for Deaf People Join the project team, Amanda and Karen, and help transform the garden space at our residential home located on the Isle of Wight. We are looking for volunteers to ...

Edinburgh Deaf Heritage – Request a tour


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Click here for BSL video A walk through Edinburgh’s deaf history Did you know that the world’s first deaf school was founded in Edinburgh? That the daughter of King James I was deaf? Or that the world’s first deaf-led church service took place in Edinburgh? Join us on one of our famous Edinburgh Deaf Heritage Walking Tours and explore the ...

Youth Club – School leavers workshop


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Click here for BSL video Join our school leavers workshop When: Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June 2024 Where: Deaf Action, Albany Street, Edinburgh Who: Deaf young people in Scotland aged 15-18 years Cost: Free This workshop is intended for deaf young people who are thinking about leaving school, or have already left school. It is designed to help build ...

Digital drop-in sessions



Want to know more about digital technology and how to use it?   Dates: Every Thursday Time: 12pm – 3pm Where: Brennan Suite, Deaf Action, Albany St, Edinburgh We have launched a brand new digital drop-in service designed to help you learn more about digital technology. The sessions are open to all and are available in BSL and/or English. Come …

Edinburgh Deaf Festival ‘Highly Commended’ at Diversity Awards



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We are excited to announce that Deaf Action was commended in ‘Diversity Campaign of the Year’ category for our work on the Edinburgh Deaf Festival, at the recent Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2023. The award ceremony, which took place on 12 October, celebrated the work undertaken by organisations to help break down barriers, improve accessibility and promote diversity across …

Specialist Equipment Service – Aberdeenshire drop-in sessions

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Aberdeenshire drop-in sessions for NHS hearing aids As part of our Specialist Equipment Service, we also offer help with cleaning and retubing NHS hearing aids and provide batteries at our free drop-in sessions around Aberdeenshire. Find your nearest drop-in session from the list below: Banchory Where: Banchory Library, Bridge Street, Banchory, AB31 5SU When: 10 am – 12 noon on …

BSL family classes are back



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British sign language family classes Edinburgh Dates: 7 November – 12 December 2023 Time: Every Tuesday 6pm – 8pm Price: Free Where: Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh Glasgow Dates: 16 January – 20 February 2024 Time: Every Tuesday 6pm – 8pm Price: Free Where: Deaf Action, 70 West Regent Street, Glasgow Join us for this BSL family class course, …

ASLI sponsor Health and Wellbeing at Edinburgh Deaf Festival



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We are proud to announce that ASLI (Association of Sign Language Interpreters and Translators) is now the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ sponsor of this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival.   Their sponsorship will go towards the vital wellbeing of all volunteers, interpreters, captioners, performers and staff during the festival by providing wellbeing resources, healthy food and refreshments, as well as a relaxing massage …

Edinburgh Deaf Festival 2023 – Programme launch



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When: 11 – 20 August 2023 Where: Edinburgh We are delighted to announce that this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival programme has officially launched and tickets are now on sale! Join us from 11 – 20 August 2023 to see some of the finest deaf talent from across Scotland and the UK. We are proud to present a captivating programme featuring over 60 …