The Deaf Visual Archive is at the core of the British Deaf Association’s heritage work. It has three main strands:


The Online Archive

Bringing together films, photos and memories from around the world, the aim of this new website is to illustrate the range, richness and depth of the Deaf community and their history. It is not only accessible but interactive, allowing visitors comment on materials, provide additional information and event upload their own films and photos to the site.

More information and get involved

SHARE is an innovative and original project that the BDA is continuously looking to develop through partnerships. If you would like to learn more about SHARE and how you can get involved please email


The British Deaf Association would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to SHARE: The Deaf Visual Archive:

Main Funding Contributor
  • The National Lottery
Funding Contributors:

Many thanks also to our numerous individual donors.