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Caithness Deaf Care Group

Deaf Society

Deaf World Web

Deaf UK Directory of Organisations

Deaf UK Resources

Sign Language Search

American Sign Language Dictionary (ASL)

Sign Language and Braille

Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults (ATLA) Bristol University - Deaf Studies British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD)

British Deaf Association (BDA) (largest national charity run by Deaf people for Deaf people.

Directory of Deaf Clubs

British Deaf News (BDN)

British Sign Language (over 300 animated signs)

Cinema (information about subtitled films in your area) Communications Forum (national information resource for people with communication needs)

Council for Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP)

Deaf Broadcasting Council Deaf Sign (resource for deafness and sign language)

Deaf@x (learning together through language, communication and technology)

Deafblind UK (support services to deafblind adults and their carers

Deafchild (fun website for deaf children)

DeafClub.co.uk (biggest deaf internet search engine)

 Deafened (the deafened people page)

Deafinitely_able (information for deaf students about funding, services, rights, etc)

Deafline (dateline service for deaf people) deafPLUS (Deaf and Hearing Integration)

Disability Rights Commission (DRC)


Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council (EVOC)

Forest Bookshop

Gallaudet University, USA (undergraduate and graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students)

Hearing Concern

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Hearing Impaired Young People in UK (HiYPe)

Hear-It (information on hearing loss) Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh


British Sign Language Dictionary


16 October 03
BDA Learn To Sign Week 2003

Monday 13 - Sunday 19 October. Following the Government's recognition of British Sign Language in March 2003, the BDA is challenging everyone in the UK to learn a sign.

9 September 03
Communication Support Service for
Highland Deaf Community

The Deaf Society writes about a new service in Highland. This service provides, free of charge, a Sign Language Interpreting service for all NHS and Highland Council appointments, throughout Highland.

The Deaf Society has been commissioned by NHS Highland and Highland Council to develop a vital Communication Support Service in Highland. This service facilitates communication between deaf and hearing people, enabling deaf people to be as independent as possible.

For many deaf people communication is a major barrier to participating in everyday life. The Deaf Society Communication Support Service provides an impartial, professional and confidential service, enabling access to vital health and council appointments.

We can provide communication support in the following areas

Health (eg. hospital/GP, dentist)

Social Work (eg. case conferences, MHOs)

Housing (eg. allocation interview)

Employment (eg. Highland Council & NHS Highland interviews, training)

To book an appointment you can use any of the contact details listed below. Appointments can be made now.

For Further Information
If you would like further information on our Communication Support services contact:

Colin Macleod
Admin Support Worker - CSU
Deaf Society Highland Office
The Gateway, 1A Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3PX

Voice: 01463 250204
Text: 01463 250204
Fax: 01463 250749
Sms: 07717228345
Email: highland@deafsociety.org

Open Days
Alternatively you can come and meet us at one of our open days. These will provide an opportunity for you to meet the Communication Support staff and also to find out more about the services we can provide. The open days will be held at the following locations:

Thursday 23rd October 2.00pm to 9.00pm
Pentland Hotel
Princess Street