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What We Do

We’ve told you about our Board of Trustees and our staff. But what is it we actually do?

The BDA's aim is to achieve equality for Deaf people. We work with local Deaf communities and campaign for local authorities to adopt our BSL Charter. We produce reports in response to Government policies and also provide training to empower Deaf people, especially in BSL teaching.

We are also members of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the European Union of the Deaf (EUD). This keeps us up-to-date with events affecting Deaf people worldwide. We are represented at WFD and EUD events by members of the Board.