Useful Links

Action for Deafness have selected the websites listed below as relevant and useful to many of our customers, however we do not take any responsibility for any content found on any externally linked sites.






4SIGHT ((the West Sussex Association for the Blind). An independant charity supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People living in and visiting West Sussex.

The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation is an independent charity that helps deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing, communication and spoken language.


Hearing Link is the UK hearing loss organisation that makes it easy to find the right information, services and support. It is for people with any level of hearing loss and for their families too.


SENSE is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

UK Council on Deafness

UK Council on Deafness works with and for deaf organisations in the UK by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers

Voice for Disability

Voice for Disability is the new trading name for West Sussex Association for Disabled people. They are a user led disability charity based in Goring by Sea, West Sussex. They offer a number of different services for disabled people and the people who support them.

Henfield Haven Find out what's happening in Henfield Haven each month from their monthly listings here
Listen Clear An American Sign Language Resource guide useful for those who may be learning the language.




Jersey Deaf Society

JDS has information about various social functions and local Deaf Clubs.

The National Deaf Children's Society

The Buzz aims to reduce social isolation and improve emotional well-being by giving deaf children and young people the opportunity to meet other young people, share their lives and illustrate what they can achieve. The site, which is split into two age groups (8 to 11 year olds and 12 to 18 year olds) offers a safe online space which is moderated to protect those accessing the site. Young people can find out details of events across the UK, inspirational stories about deaf role models and important information and advice on topics such as bullying and sexual health.




Cochlear Implant HELP

Cochlear Implant Help is designed to give infomation and advice to people with a Cochlear implant, no matter how far they are in the journey. From people just starting out to expereinced users. The site gives advice and support to all

Our Space Meeting

A space to learn something new. A space to share your passions, questions and hopes. It is a space for Deaf people to share and explore; it is ‘Our Space.

It is open to everyone who is willing to watch and learn, and take part.

Every month, we will have a different presenter with a different subject that concern or affect Deaf people

Reach Out West Sussex

Reach Out is an innovative and informative website for disabled young people, their families and the community of West Sussex.

 Airport Guide

 Information about special assistance for London Heathrow Airport.

Airport Shopping Guide Information about using airports with either visual or hearing loss


Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. Their purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.

Deaf Linx

Resources for parents with deaf and hard of hearing children.

BSL Link for Communication

BSL Link for Communication is an interpreting agency providing professional NRCPD registered sign language interpreters in Sussex and surrounding areas.

Hypnotherapy Directory

Information and advice for people wishing to explore hypnotherapy as an option for their tinnitus

Hearing Times

Hearing Times is the only national UK newspaper for deaf and hard of hearing people, their relatives and friends, audiologists and professionals in the hearing industry and equipment manufacturers and dispensers.

Next Generation Text Service Next Generation Text Service is a new system to allow those who cannot hear on the phone or those who cannot speak over the phone be able to use an relay assistant to help with communicating over phone calls. 
Hearing Loss Hour

#Hearinglosshour is a live question and answer session on Twitter, for people with hearing loss.
Each month, there is a different topic relating to hearing loss, and a facilitated discussion, tips, resources, and support.
On 1st Wednesday of the month, 1pm and 7pm




Your Local Cinema

Most cinemas are now equipped with new digital projection equipment. These digital projection systems have built-in subtitle readers.

Any cinema with 3D or digital facilities can screen most of the latest releases with subtitles, enabling people with hearing loss to enjoy the cinema. Click on the link to view a cinema offering this service in your area.


STAGETEXT provide live captioning for a variety of shows and events

BSL Zone

BSL Zone is the home of BSL television, it has regular programmes on film4 and The community Chanel, full listings can be found on their website

The Hawth Theatre - Access  The Hawth Theatre in Crawley offers BSL accessible performances throughout the year.There is also an induction loop system installed in the theatre and studio for patrons with a ‘T’ switch on their hearing aid. Latest information is here.
Theatre Royal Brighton Find information of their BSL, captioned and audio description performances here
Theatre Sign Find Sign Language interpreted theatre performances across country on the Theatre Sign website
Signed Culture Find out about upcoming arts and cultural events that are accessible to BSL users and learn how Signed Culture can support you as a BSL user who wants to access the arts.


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