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.

Entrepreneur’s Island

Deaf Aspirations wants to run a series of Inclusive courses for Deaf, Hard of hearing & Hearing people in 2021

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What is a Car Loop – Graham Hocking

“What Is a Car Loop?” was filmed by Auralreactions with guest Graham Hocking who is very severely deaf and a Trustee of Deaf Aspirations demonstrating how he could easily listen to his car radio or passengers through a hearing loop.

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Friends for Young Deaf Aspirants

In memory of Denis & Eileen Uttley who did so much for FYD (Friends for the Young Deaf), Deaf Aspirations is setting up Friends for Young Deaf Aspirants (FYDA)

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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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Listening To The Future

How can technology be used to support deaf children’s education? Ken Carter takes us on a lifetime’s voyage of technological discovery. Originally published in SEN magazine.

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A Celebration of Professor Harold Silver’s Life

His inspiration & innovation were responsible for helping Deafax to be established and subsequently Decibels, AACT, EASiTEC, Deaf Aspirations, Ability2Access, Specialkidz International & GOALS4LIFE.

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2020 marked the 60th year of collaboration between Peter Boos and Ken Carter (pictured below), working together to improve the lives of the deaf in Barbados and England.

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence & Special Needs

Artificial Intelligence has incredible potential to revolutionise almost every aspect of our daily lives, ranging from simple decision making to curing diseases, from making predictions to helping to solve global warming. Perhaps most importantly for METEC, it also presents a huge opportunity to support those with disabilities or special needs.

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Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies

This is the report for our six month project “Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies” which was funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (HM Government & The National Lottery Community Fund).

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Charities Helping Deaf Children With Technology Challenge

Our six month study alongside Deaf Aspirations has been featured in the Henley Standard

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