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We are the Royal Association for Deaf people

We provide services to deaf people in their first or preferred language, usually British Sign Language (BSL).


I am deaf

We are here to make sure you achieve your aspirations by providing the support you want, when you need it.

For families

Do you have a deaf family member that needs support? We have developed our services to help them achieve their aspirations.

For professionals

We provide expert information, tailored support and work in partnership with professionals to deliver services that deaf people want and need.

For businesses

With over 175 years’ experience of working together with deaf people, our knowledge and expertise can help your business improve accessibility and increase your audience.

Coronavirus resources

Need advice or support relating to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in BSL? RAD is here to help. 

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Latest News

RAD Signs Open Letter to the Prime Minister

RAD Signs Open Letter to the Prime Minister

    The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), together with over 200 organisations across the UK, has signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for an ‘opportunity guarantee’ to ensure that everyone who is unemployed will have the help they need...

National Diversity Awards Nomination

National Diversity Awards Nomination

RAD Nominated for the National Diversity Awards     We are thrilled to have received a nomination for the Community Organisation (Disability) award at the National Diversity Awards. We are proud to be amongst Britain's most inspirational people and...

Lisa’s start in life was perhaps familiar to many Deaf people. She was born Deaf, but grew up in a hearing environment where no-one signed, and was one of only two Deaf people at secondary school. Read more about Lisa’s Story.

Lisa Pepper

“From the training to the initial home visits, to the regular reviews and feedback to the school and any additional support needed, RAD has delivered a service that is very valuable and worthwhile, having a positive impact on pupil outcomes through supporting families to learn their child’s first language in the home”

Dani Sive

Headteacher, Frank Barnes School

“I approached RAD because we wanted to become more accessible for our deaf visitors. RAD spent time with our organisation and recommended what they thought would enhance our visitors experience.

The Deaf Awareness Training course was a huge hit with our front of house team, Russell is an excellent trainer and engaged with the entire group. The day was fun, informative and inspiring. The interpreters they provide are reliable, professional and always helpful.”

Lynne Clark

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum


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