Inspiring and enabling our learners to support all Deaf and Deaf blind with new found confidence.


Significance is our award-winning signing choir

'Sign for Change' - WDDA Family Fun Day

Thank you to Significance Sign Choir, Rainbow Arts Dorset CIC, Arts2Educate, Sian Louise Photography, Sarah Haywood, 'Little Fingers, Big Feet baby & Toddler Signing Classes', The Sweet Peas, Bournemouth Deaf Club, Friends of Boscombe Chine Gardens, Aldi UK and Sainsbury's for supporting this event AND an extra special thank you to all the children and families who came together today to make the event such a success!

Show the Deaf community that you care

Did you know that WDDA offers bespoke BSL training packages for local organisations, businesses and workplaces? Our Bite Sized Introduction to BSL Communication Skills course can be tailored for your specific needs and delivered at your workplace

*NEW* BSL Level 1 course at Beaufort Community Centre 2018/19

In order to help meet demand we are pleased to announce that we are putting on a second BSL Level 1 course for the 2018/19 academic year. This course will run on Thursday evenings 7-9pm at Beaufort Community Centre, Beaufort Road, Bournemouth (5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from...

Significance Sign Choir perform ‘My Fair Lady’

Our fabulous Significance Sign Choir will be signing the 2:30pm matinee performance of My Fair Lady. Ferndown Phoenix Musical Society presents MY FAIR LADY 19th – 22nd September 2018 at 7.30pm (2:30pm sign supported matinee performance) Tickets £15 Adults £12.50 Children & Seniors At: Barrington Theatre, Ferndown Main Cast List:...

Launch of WDDA Deaf Communication Card

You asked, we delivered!  WDDA is pleased to introduce Deaf Communication Cards to help improve the experience of the 2000+ Deaf BSL users accessing services in Dorset. The purpose of the wallet-sized cards is to help identify patients/service users immediately as deaf and that there is a need for communications...

Train to become a BSL Tutor

Have you thought about a career in teaching? We’re looking for positive people who can pass on their knowledge of BSL to the next generation of students. Could you be a Tutor? Are you already a BSL Tutor? We have courses at Level 1, 2 and 3 beginning in September...