The lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland

Who we are. What we do.

Why we matter.

Our Objectives

Our Objectives

Be inclusive, be enterprising and sustainable, be a partnership, be a centre for excellence.

Our Values

Our Values

Integrity, openness, equality, honesty, trust and respect.

Our Vision

Our Vision

A society where deaf people have equal access, rights and citizenship.

What we do

deafscotland is the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland. We aim to ensure that deaf people in Scotland can access services and information across all sectors of society from their local communities to what comes from government departments.
We represent organisations working with and on behalf of Deaf Sign Language users; Deafblind; Deafened; and, Hard of Hearing people.

Our membership provides an effective partnership working between the Third Sector, the Public Sector, and the Private Sector, and Scottish Government.

deafscotland’s role is supporting our members to support deaf people in Scotland, empowering deaf people in their communities and working with elected representatives for positive change at a national and local level to provide accessible information and services. This has had a positive impact. Ensuring deaf people can access information and see meaningful change in their local communities, we hope to drive grassroots empowerment and positive change across Scotland.

“Mental Health and Wellbeing for all people affected by deafness: Past, Present and Future”

It is 10 years since SCoD published the research paper “Making the Case for Specialist Mental Health Services in Scotland”. SCoD has produced a paper that shows the developments that have been put in place for people with a hearing…

2021 Census: Question on Health Conditions

SCoD has been campaigning to get the health question in the Census changed since 2007. We have beein involved in the consultation on the health conditions question for the 2021 Census. As there is still little accurate data on the…

Connect and Collaborate 2018: SCoD Conference

Tickets for our 2018 Connect and Collaborate Conference have gone on sale. for more information and take advantage of the Early Bird prices, go to

Updates to Training!

We have recently updated the training page and the courses available on our training page! These courses include Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information as well as Deaf Awareness (K101) and  Communication with Deaf & Deafblind People (T101). Both courses take place…

Job Vacancy at The Alliance!

Our friends at The Alliance have asked us to advertise a job vacancy as their: Sensory Impairment Strategy Coordinator! For any more information on this please click right Here.