Recruitment open day



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Date: Monday 26th June 2023 Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Where: Community Centre, Slateford Green, Edinburgh EH14 1NE Are you interested in a job in care? If you want to work with the deaf community, have BSL skills,  or would like to learn BSL, you could be a great fit for our team. Come along to our recruitment open day at …

Deaf Like Me – Niamdh Braid



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Meet Niamdh Braid, a deaf young person with a passion for accessibility and inclusion.  Niamdh's story Niamdh was diagnosed with sensorineural deafness at a young age and wears two hearing aids in her everyday life. As the only deaf person in her family, Niamdh's parents have fought hard to ensure access to appropriate services, British Sign Language, and the deaf ...

Deaf Like Me – Charlotte Addison



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Meet Charlotte Addison, a deaf BSL user based in Glasgow. Unlike most deaf children, Charlotte grew up in a deaf signing household. Charlotte shares a funny story about manners at the dinner table, and how she realised that not everyone could sign like her family. Charlotte's story Coming from a deaf signing family, Charlotte has been immersed in deaf culture ...

Deaf Like Me – Timothy Perera



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Meet Timothy Perera, a deaf BSL user based in the North of England. Growing up in a hearing environment, he was the only deaf person in his family. Tim shares his experience of his early years and how he found the deaf community. Tim's story Tim wasn't diagnosed as being deaf until around the age of three. With no prior ...

Deaf Action timeline: Building our history together



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Dates: Every Thursday in April and May Time: 2pm Where: Brennan Suite, Deaf Action, Albany Street, Edinburgh Can you help us trace back our history? To showcase our community’s rich history and importance, we are developing a historical timeline… and we need your help! We’re running drop-in sessions every Thursday where you can view our archives and share your knowledge. …

Deaf Action takes part in CivTech programme to develop SignPort app



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Click for BSL video Since July 2022, Deaf Action has been participating in the CivTech programme, and we are pleased to share with you our progress on a very exciting project.   What is CivTech? “CivTech is a Scottish Government programme that brings people from the public, private and third sectors together to build things that make the world a better ...

‘Sign Me Up’ – Deaf Action partners with Tinder for Sign Language Week 



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For this years’ Sign Language Week (13-19 March), we’ve partnered with Tinder, who are championing inclusivity by empowering single people to learn British Sign Language (BSL).   Tinder aims to promote inclusion through improved communication, raising awareness of the barriers the deaf community face whilst dating. The dating app has partnered with deaf twins Being Her to release a series of …

Scotland’s Year of Stories



Year of Stories Preserving & celebrating Edinburgh's deaf heritage As the oldest deaf centre in the world, we have a story or two to tell. Created in partnership with Scotland's Year of Stories, this collection aims to celebrate our building's history, preserve our community's heritage, and shine a light on your memories. Each person shares their unique experiences with our ...

Blackwood Bar opens as warm space



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The Blackwood Bar is now open as a warm space. With the cost of living  on the the rise, we understand that winter can be challenging, with people finding it harder to pay bills. To help our community during this time, we are now open as a warm space. Join us at the Blackwood Bar for free hot drinks and toasties …

Easthill Care Home featured in BBC series, ‘See Hear’



Easthill Home for Deaf People, operated by Deaf Action, recently featured in the BBC’s See Hear, a programme focusing on issues facing the deaf community.   The episode explored the residential care options that are currently available for elderly deaf people in the UK. As highlighted in the episode, Easthill is currently the only care home for deaf BSL users in …