Help change the story of Deaf literacy

There are 32 million deaf children in the world, many of whom struggle to read.  Your donation will support the development and growth of BDA projects for deaf children from across the UK, and the development of StorySign.

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Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you.
A Gift Aid declaration allows British Deaf Association to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to British Deaf Association we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

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By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like British Deaf Association to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that British Deaf Association will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When British Deaf Association receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Discover the magic of StorySign

The BDA, in partnership with Huawei, is committed to tackling the issue of deaf literacy through the development of StorySign.

The free to download StorySign app brings physical books to life through a friendly avatar called Star, who expertly reads each sentence in sign language as your mobile phone is held over the text. By translating written words into sign language, and highlighting the related text, Star helps deaf children learn to read and understand the concepts different words represent.