Today, our Belfast office was visited by Anne Murray, who has gifted the BDA and the Deaf Community with a very special item. Anne was out running errands, and decided to have a look in a local charity shop.
IT’S OUR 128TH BIRTHDAY! Today we celebrate the BDA’s 128th birthday from when we were formed in Leeds (originally as the BDDA – The British Deaf and Dumb Association) on 24th July 1890
Dr. Terry Riley OBE gives his final announcement to all BDA members, Staff, the Board and friends, as Chair of the British Deaf Association
The British Deaf Association’s 2018 Staff Presentation and Annual General Meeting was held in Manchester on Saturday 14th April. Together we paid tribute to our resolute members of the community and took a look back at the BDA’s progress over the past year.
As we remember this remarkable and warm lady where her talents seemed endless – Dot Miles was widely regarded as the pioneer of BSL poetry, she was not only a poet, she was a playwright, performer, scholar, teacher and passionate activist.
On behalf of everyone at the BDA and the Deaf community, we thank you, Dr Terry Riley OBE, for your tireless commitment as a staunch supporter, a steadfast campaigner and a true trailblazer for sign language rights over the years