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


Use RAD services? Get half price tickets for Jimmy’s Harvest Festival!

RAD is proud to be the charity partner for Jimmy’s Harvest Festival of Sausages and Beer. For a BSL version of this news story,… 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 »


RAD launches Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service for City Lit students

RAD are delighted to announce the launch of our advice service for City Lit students. RAD’s weekly Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service in… Read more »


RAD Level 2 British Sign Language Course (Essex)

RAD is running a level 2 British Sign Language course at RAD’s Head Office in Colchester, starting in September 2016. The learner will gain… Read more »

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New Deaf Achieve Workshops Summer 2016

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 »