DST has been working on the following main projects which we consider to be still live when in the dissemination phase. We are reviewing these projects in terms of which can be publicly released. Some will already appear on the downloads page.
Lost Spaces - a partnership project with the University of York St Johns, University of Bristol, University of Exeter is designed to re-generate the Deaf community in Bristol. After sevearl years of serious decline the project has set up activities and events in order to bring the community back together and to draw up plans for the future.
SignAware funded by DWP a partnership project which led to the setting up of www.signstation.org - a resource for all those who need to work with Deaf people. See www.signstation.org
DeafBlind Worlds (2004-2008) - national study comparing Deaf and Deafblind people's attitudes to life and to each other. Report here and large print here.
Legal Choices – Silent Process - Engaging legal services when you do not hear - interviews with Deaf and hard of hearing people about their experiences of meeting with solicitors and in court.
Healthy Deaf Minds - a workshop series to promote well being in the Deaf community in Bristol
Stepping Stones (2007 - 2008) - Interview and analysis to support the creation of a new approach to family services for Deaf children in the South West of England
Sign on TV a report for the BSL Broadcasting Trust to advise on the views of Deaf people about the programmes to be commissioned and shown
Deaf Experiences of Council Services - with changes to Local Authorities we interviewed Deaf people about their involvement in community activities.
Digital Switchover - information supplied in BSL and work in the homes to help Deaf people with the TV switchover to digital.
SETIT - providing training for Deaf people in IT skills
REACH112 - REsponding to All Citizens Needing Help - UK Project Evaluation of a project part funded by the European Commission in the ICT Pilot Programme - a large scale pilot project to provide video telephony to Deaf and hard of hearing people and to open up access to emergency services.
Total Conversation Cymru - Supported by Welsh Government Advancing Equality Fund - a service in Wales to allow Deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate with public services either remotely (eg from home or work) or in person (at a walk-in centre) in video, voice and text (or any combination), either directly face to face or through an on-demand online relay agent.
Deaf Health - National study of health outcomes for Deaf people in the light of the problems of access which they face.
Perceptions of the BDA - A commissioned study of Deaf people's views on the working of the British Deaf Association