We enable and advance the lives of deaf children, teens and adults.

We're assisting and enabling deaf people of all ages to achieve through education, technology, creativity, employment, entrepreneurship and business skills. We're advancing the public understanding of the needs and aspirations of deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people worldwide.

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Our Aims

Deaf Aspirations aims to assist, advance in life and enable deaf children, young people and adults achieve through education, training, technology, creative activities, employment, entrepreneurship and business skills. We want to advance the education and understanding of the public in the needs and aspirations of deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people in the UK and worldwide as well as furthering such other social enterprise purposes for the public benefit.

Our Activities

Our activities will revolve around establishing the following:

  • centres of leadership & entrepreneurial training directed toward intervention, education and training of children ,young people and adults with varying degrees of deafness;
  • train teachers, parents and others in communication skills especially in sign languages so that they can understand and help people with the challenges of deafness;
  • foster, promote, commission and undertake research and development in business/entrepreneurial skills;
  • disseminate research and development outcomes of deaf role models and successful business companies being managed by deaf people.
  • foster, initiate and develop projects concerned with aiming high and realising the potential of deaf people;
  • provide social opportunities for people with deafness and their families and peers to encourage co-operation and integration and as a platform for training and education;
  • hold workshops, exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes, seminars and courses either alone or with others;

Latest News

Whether it's establishing virtual accessible learning centres, disseminating research or establishing centres of leadership, we're always hard at work making a difference.
See our latest news below.

Deaf Education: A New Philosophy

Research at NTID ( National Technical Institute for the Deaf) at the RIT(Rochester Institute of Technology, New York State) is shifting the way deaf students are being educated. Read on for more.

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Life and Deaf – BBC Four

An immersive, experiential film in BSL about the deaf world, with its unique humour and culture.

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Questions for WFD members – Deaf Street Children for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

The WFD is writing a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about street children.
Do you have experience working with deaf street children, or deaf children leaving school to join street gangs or mafia type groups?

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Millfield Experience 2015

Millfield Enterprises provide students with an all-round experience. They are proud of their programmes and have a variety of activities available each week.

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Raising the Bar

The ‘Raising the Bar’ project was developed by the National Deaf Children’s Society in 2015 to drive expectations of what deaf children and young people in the UK can achieve in dance and music.

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Support for Nikita in Barbados

Nikita lives in Barbados, is profoundly deaf and is attending evening classes at the Springer Memorial School. She will be sitting 4 CXC subjects in 2016 and is being supported by Bonnie & Shanell with invaluable sign language and notetaking so that she can follow & participate in all her classes & other activities.

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Deaf Children and Asian Adolescents – Their Mutual Struggle with Emotional Expression

Read Rubbena’s full presentation from ICED, Athens 2015 on the struggles faced by Deaf Children and Asian Adolescents around Emotional Expression.

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Planning International Partnership Projects with Specialkidz, Decibels & The Aspire Foundation (Barbados)

Deaf Aspirations, Specialkidz, Decibels and the Aspire Foundation (Barbados) are planning to develop partnership projects to support young people & adults who are deaf, blind, autistic or have other disadvantages or disabilities.

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What We Do

We also organise: Elite Sports Activities Creative Arts Activities BSL (British Sign Language) Teaching Courses IT/Computer Science Courses Employment/Work Related Courses Deaf Enterprise of the Year Award Organise Social Events: Luncheon Parties, Rambling, Creative Arts & Craft Activities etc.

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Why the internet ‘inventor’ backs Henley man’s charity

“Whilst Dr Vinton Cerf is the Honorary President of Deafax, he and his wife, Sigrid want to support the important work of Deaf Aspirations”- see their interest in Deafness in the below Henley Standard article.

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