Welcome to RAD

The Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) is committed to supporting Deaf culture, history and language. We consult with Deaf people to make sure we fully understand their needs.

We provide a wide range of services which Deaf people want and need. All of our services are delivered in British Sign Language (BSL). We also work with mainstream services to help them to ensure their services are accessible to Deaf people.

Click on ‘Play BSL video’ above to watch a film about the services RAD provide.


Latest News


What is Advocacy?

  Advocates ensure people’s voices are heard. They take time to listen and understand a person’s views so that they can appropriately represent each… Read more »

RADley at Jimmy'sLB

The crowds came, the sun shone and RADley danced

This weekend saw over 20,000 people descend upon a small farm in Suffolk. This was no ordinary farm and no ordinary weekend. The farm… Read more »

Final Reaching out logo

‘Reaching Out’- working together to raise awareness of hate crime and domestic abuse.

  The ‘Reaching Out’ project has been developed by the partnership of Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) and Stonewall Housing with the aim… Read more »


RAD Level 1 British Sign Language Course (Essex)

Level 1 British Sign Language Course RAD is running a level 1 British Sign Language course at RAD’s Head Office in Colchester, starting on… Read more »


Video Interpreting at RAD

RAD’s Video Interpreting Service works to ensure that RAD is responsive to the different communication needs and demands of the Deaf Community. British Sign… Read more »