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

Join our Sign Your Name campaign for Deaf Awareness Week

Can you imagine how it feels when you communicate in your first language and most people don’t understand you? This is reality for people… Read more »

New Deaf Achieve Workshops Spring/Summer 2017

 Deaf Achieve is a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years (ending 2018) to provide support to Deaf people aged 18+… Read more »

Royal Association for Deaf people’s response to the London Assembly report ‘Mental Health – disabled and Deaf people’

On Wednesday 11th April, the London Assembly’s Health Committee published the report: Mental Health – Disabled and Deaf people. Our Chief Executive, Dr. Jan Sheldon,… Read more »

The Royal Association for Deaf people awards first Deaf-Aware Prison Quality Mark

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) was delighted to present the first Deaf-Aware Prison Quality Mark to HMP Whatton. This quality mark has… Read more »

Kindhearted schoolgirl, Olivia raises money for RAD by cutting her long hair short

Kindhearted 13 year old Olivia Stone has raised money for Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) by having her extremely long hair cut short…. Read more »