WDDA Deaf Communication Card Initiative

We are providing these cards free of charge to all Deaf BSL users so please just get in touch if you would like one. If you are an agency working with Deaf BSL users and would be interested in holding a supply of cards to give to your service users please email admin@wdda.co.uk.

Significance Sign Choir

Significance is our award winning Sign Choir. The Choir meets at the Victoria Education Centre in Poole on Thursdays at 7pm. Open to all. We also have a Junior Sign Choir (ages 5-15) led by Louise that meets at Bournemouth Deaf Club on Saturday afternoons at 2pm.

‘Family Fun Day’ brings BSL to Boscombe Chine Gardens!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our ‘Sign for Change’ Family Fun Day on Sunday 23 June 2019. The weather was kind to us and it was great to bring hearing and Deaf children and families together to introduce BSL to the wider community. We raised £184.11 on the day, had people sign up to learn BSL with us and generated lots of interest in our sign choirs. A special thank you to Trustees George, Keith and Donna, volunteers Jas, Angela, Sandra and Louise and to Significance Sign Choir and our Junior Sign Choir for all their hard work in making the day such a great success. We’ll be setting a date for next year’s event very soon!

'Sign for Change'

We are looking to raise £5,000 to help fund our work supporting the development of a small team of Deaf and hearing BSL users to enable them to deliver Deaf Awareness & Communication training to local Nursery and Primary Schools in Dorset. “The sessions are amazing. I like learning how to sign to my friends.” – Year 3 Pupil. “I find the Sign Language lessons very fun and it means I can talk to someone who is deaf. Something I didn’t know how to do before” – Year 4 Pupil. If you would like to make a donation, or to find out more about our ‘Sign for Change’ campaign, please email us at donations@wdda.co.uk
“Deaf people can do anything that hearing people can do…except hear.”

“Deaf people can do anything that hearing people can do…except hear.”

Freya is  a 6th form student at Bournemouth School for Girls (BSG) who we had the pleasure of working with to achieve her 101 BSL qualification.  She has set up her own BSL Lunch Club at the school for all year groups to practice and develop their own skills in...
Join us for some Festive Fun this Saturday at Bournemouth Deaf Club!

Join us for some Festive Fun this Saturday at Bournemouth Deaf Club!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY | SATURDAY | 2-4PM | FREE! Join us at Bournemouth Deaf Club on Saturday 21 December for an afternoon of festive fun! This event is open to ALL families and children, d/Deaf and hearing. We’ll have entertainment in the form of an interactive magic show courtesy of...
WDDA equips young students with valuable deaf awareness & communication skills

WDDA equips young students with valuable deaf awareness & communication skills

Congratulations to all 19 students at Bournemouth School for Girls on achieving your BSL 101 Unit after just 10 hours of study.  What a fantastic achievement!  Many thanks to Lynn and George for teaching the sessions and to Wendy for their valued input to the success achieved in the assessments. ...
Nuclear medicine is now Deaf-Friendly

Nuclear medicine is now Deaf-Friendly

Last month Wiltshire and Dorset Deaf Association Trustees, George and Donna, along with WDDA Tutor Lynn, had the pleasure of delivering a bespoke deaf awareness and communication tactics training day for the nuclear medicine team at Poole Hospital.  Feedback from the staff who participated in the training course that was...