Friday 09 August at 08:30

Amos Simbeye grew up in a world of silence. Until he began attending a school for deaf children in Lusaka, Zambia, he had limited ways of communicating and few opportunities to learn about sex.

In a country where 14.3% of the adult population is HIV positive (pdf), Amos and other deaf young people are for the first time being included in sex education, thanks to Safe Love clubs.

In the news
Fri 02 August
Sue Hill OBE opens Action for Deafness head office
Thu 01 August
GB pair guaranteed medal hunt
Thu 01 August
Ireland heartbreak at Deaflympics
Tue 30 July
Facebook and Google reject making websites accessible to
Tue 30 July
The Deaflympics 2013: GB’s story so far
Mon 29 July
Free access to Google products for charities

Friday 09 August

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the charity that provides life-changing services to  deaf people, is launching ‘Who lets the dogs in?’, a nationwide campaign targeting the retail, hospitality and leisure industries, to encourage businesses to welcome registered assistance dogs accompanied by their disabled owner onto their premises.

Hearing Dogs not only provide practical help,

BSL Videos   

Highlights of

A summary of events at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Apple’s new ad

FaceTime is part of our daily lives and it’s a very useful tool for Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. That’s


Presented by Jane Atkinson – Day 6 of the Sofia 2013 Deaflympic Updates covers: Bethan Lishman in the Hammer,


The opening ceremony of the Deaflympics 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

You can watch the second part of



A twenty-something girl living in the big city, Deafinitely Girly gives a light-hearted but revealing account

BSL Learner

I’m now in my 30’s – and that doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it might when I entered my 20s! Two


Deafax has been at the forefront of technology since its inception in 1985. It exists to empower deaf people

Table for One

The column is written from the unique position of a Deaf singleton. Madam X, as we shall call her explains