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 (the deaf sector in Scotland), 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.

Thank you for making our conference great!

deafscotland and Disability Equality Scotland would like to thank all the delegates, stall holders, workshop leaders, language/communication support professionals, sponsors and the hotel for making our Scottish Sensory and Equality Conference 2019: Communication for All a great day. We will…

“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…