Agnes Dyab

Chair
AD2

I am very honoured and excited to be taking on the role of the Chair of Britain’s oldest and leading Deaf People’s Organisation. I consider it is a great privilege and look forward to working with the new Board and the Executive Director to continue developing further and also campaigning for our fair and equal rights in wider society. I am determined that the BDA with members, staff and stakeholders will ensure to remove inequality and deaf discrimination

"I am very honoured and excited to be taking on the role of the Chair of Britain’s oldest and leading Deaf People’s Organisation. I consider it is a great privilege and look forward to working with the new Board and the Executive Director to continue developing further and also campaigning for our fair and equal rights in wider society. I am determined that the BDA with members, staff and stakeholders will ensure to remove inequality and deaf discrimination"

Robert Adam

Trustee

I have always believed in our rights as a language community. British Sign Language (BSL) and our shared culture and history are what make us a community. While we have made a lot of progress in recognition of our language and culture, there is still a lot more work we must do.

"I have always believed in our rights as a language community. British Sign Language (BSL) and our shared culture and history are what make us a community. While we have made a lot of progress in recognition of our language and culture, there is still a lot more work we must do"

RA

Alexy Dury

Trustee

I have a huge passion for the Deaf community. I look forward  to contributing to the BDA as a Trustee and supporting my fellow board members and Chair to continuously develop the BDA.

"I have a huge passion for the Deaf community. I look forward  to contributing to the BDA as a Trustee and supporting my fellow board members and Chair to continuously develop the BDA"

ALD

Abigail Gorman

Trustee

The BDA has achieved a lot in the last 125 years, yet to move it forward into its next phase, in alignment with today's community, a new dialogue is needed. An open dialogue that fosters honesty and transparency between the community and its Board, one that calls us to collective, responsive action.

"The BDA has achieved a lot in the last 125 years, yet to move it forward into its next phase, in alignment with today's community, a new dialogue is needed. An open dialogue that fosters honesty and transparency between the community and its Board, one that calls us to collective, responsive action"

AG

Ashley Kendall

Trustee

As a young person I strongly believe it’s important to have a young voice and perspective on the Board to make sure the organisation represents all generations. I am extremely passionate about representing the younger generation and their primary care.

"As a young person I strongly believe it’s important to have a young voice and perspective on the Board to make sure the organisation represents all generations. I am extremely passionate about representing the younger generation and their primary care"

AK

Sarah Lawrence

Trustee

Interested in a wide range of Deaf-related topics, I am most passionate about Deaf education, equality of access to information and BSL.

"Interested in a wide range of Deaf-related topics, I am most passionate about Deaf education, equality of access to information and BSL"

SL2

Dawn Marshall

Trustee

The BDA was born out of the necessity for Deaf people to defend and promote BSL and Deaf Education. 127 years later, we are still campaigning for the same things, battling for equal access to education, jobs and services. We must re -grow and motivate BDA membership for a new generation, in every corner of the UK.

"The BDA was born out of the necessity for Deaf people to defend and promote BSL and Deaf Education. 127 years later, we are still campaigning for the same things, battling for equal access to education, jobs and services. We must re -grow and motivate BDA membership for a new generation, in every corner of the UK"

DM2

Tessa Padden

Trustee

The BDA must work to bring together the whole British Deaf community. Although I have many international contacts, the real work of rebuilding the Deaf community begins at home. I believe everyone should have equal rights in our very diverse British society.

"The BDA must work to bring together the whole British Deaf community. Although I have many international contacts, the real work of rebuilding the Deaf community begins at home. I believe everyone should have equal rights in our very diverse British society"

TP

Sylvia Simmonds

Trustee

I have been a leading campaigner in tackling barriers and discrimination that Deaf people face and making Deaf people aware of their rights and the steps in tackling discrimination, barriers and exclusions.

"I have been a leading campaigner in tackling barriers and discrimination that Deaf people face and making Deaf people aware of their rights and the steps in tackling discrimination, barriers and exclusions"

SS