March 30, 2016

This month we had an interview with Chloe, aged 14, who came into our office to do some work experience for a day. 


Why did you choose Deafax for your work experience?


"I chose Deafax over other places as I thought it would be more interesting and different to the other jobs available."


Had you had any experience of Deafness before coming here?


"No, none at all."


What is the biggest thing you’ve learnt about Deafness?


"I have been working on Excel today and...

March 30, 2016

 Our volunteer Will accompanied Rubbena, our lead trainer, to teach Deaf children Emotional Wellbeing and Visual Music; here is a bit about his experience:


"I’m a musician and volunteer at Deafax. Last week I went with our lead trainer, Rubbena, to help teach Deaf children, aged 9 upwards, about rhythm in music and how to write their own rhythm compositions. I’m hearing and don’t sign (although I am about to learn), and I found interacting with these childr...

March 8, 2016

Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq, our Lead Trainer, attended the Deaf Nest Conference which was held at Kingston University in London on 1st of March. The title of the conference - ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’ gave an impression that things are moving forward in terms of improving midwifery support to meet the needs of Deaf women. It was good to link up with professional associates from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Education for Choice and Brook, to...

March 8, 2016


Our latest community interview is with a teacher; someone who became deaf later in life.  Deafness has touched many parts of his life, influencing the education and career of his children and his own professional and personal life.  It’s a pleasure to welcome Mr Crawford Crombie Smith to the spotlight.




Tell us a bit about yourself.

Well, as you can tell from my name, I’m Scottish, and I’m proud of it.  I’m delighted, by the way, that Scotland seems t...

March 2, 2016


Saturday 12th March


Signed talks at 11.00am, 12.00pm and 1.00pm

Signed storytelling at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm



Come along and enjoy a fun family event at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. 


Swishwiffling signed stories for all ages, deaf and hearing visitors: BSL signed talks about Roald Dahl’s life and stories, and signed storytelling from Revolting Rhymes through the day.


The mu...

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