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).
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La Roux X RAD Merchandise Discover La Roux’s exclusive designs for RAD, featuring a range of ‘Hear Me Now’ T-shirts and hoodies. We are thrilled that UK musician La Roux has designed a range of merchandise, exclusively for RAD. All proceeds will go to...
Message of support to the #WhereIsTheInterpreter campaign from RAD, delivered by Radha Starr Friday 16 October 2020 View the original livestream in BSL on our Facebook page It is an honour to be here today on behalf of the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), and...
The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) is proud to announce it is working in partnership with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) to make the 2021 Census accessible for deaf people.The census is a...
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.
“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”
“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.”