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



Diversity award badge for The Herald Diversity Awards 2023

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 …

Youth Club – Design Deaf Action’s 2023 Christmas card



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Deaf Action’s 2023 Christmas card competition Christmas is just around the corner and we need your help! It’s time to get creative and design a festive Christmas card for Deaf Action. You can design your card any way you like… draw, colour, paint, use an app, whatever you prefer. Make it as festive and fun as possible. The winning design ...

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, …

Interview tips for deaf job-seekers



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Get ready to ace that interview! Here are our top tips to help you prepare for full-time employment. If you’ve secured a job interview, you’ll want to make sure you showcase your skills. However, as a deaf job seeker, there may be unique challenges to overcome. Our Employability team has put together these top tips to help you prepare and …

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 …

Heriot-Watt University to support the 2023 Edinburgh Deaf Festival



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We’re thrilled to announce that Heriot Watt University will be sponsoring this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival. As the festival’s Interpreting Sponsor, Heriot Watt will be providing British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for various performances and events across Edinburgh’s festivals this summer. Heriot-Watt University has had a long-standing commitment to support BSL teaching and the training of BSL/English interpreters. In 2022, …

Deaf Action hosts inaugural Charity Golf Day



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On Monday 3 July 2023, we hosted our inaugural Charity Golf Day at the prestigious Prestonfield Golf Club, and it was an absolute triumph. Starting off an early tee-off time, our teams geared up for an unforgettable day of golf. Afterwards, our golfers were treated to lunch, then we had an array of raffle and auction prizes waiting to be …

SignLive and House of Hearing to sponsor Edinburgh Deaf Festival



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We are thrilled to announce our sponsors for this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival are SignLive and House of Hearing. Our headline sponsor is SignLive, a renowned BSL interpreting on-demand service. As a deaf-led organisation with a commitment to improving communication access, they are a perfect fit for the festival and we look forward to working together. Fiona Mackay, Chief Operating …

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 …