Welcome to Decibels

Decibels believes in a world where all people have opportunities to develop their creativity and discover their talents. Our work enables people, especially those with disabilities, to develop their creativity and unlock their abilities mainly through the use of technology.

Decibels was founded as a charitable company limited by guarantee in April 2005 with the aim of promoting the arts-based education and training of disabled children and young people. The Board of Decibels has recently undertaken a strategic review to set the charity’s course for the coming 10 years. Inspired by the work of Sir Ken Robinson, we are currently developing a programme of work which prioritises initiatives which encourage disabled people to be creative.

We are really excited about the next decade and if you would like to get involved in our work then we would love to hear from you!

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Sponsorship for the CALYPSO Barbados & UK Project

The Peter Boos Family Foundation has donated £7K to Specialkidz International of which Peter N. Boos FCA is Honorary President. The donation assists Ken Carter & Decibels in sponsoring and supporting the Calypso Project in collaboration with Ruth Montgomery and Eloise Garland of Audiovisibility.

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Decibels Unlocked

Sponsored by Arts Council, Unlocked is the name of our ongoing research project evaluating how the ever-expanding range of arts-based technologies can maximize the creativity of Deaf and disabled people and how they are being used by professional Deaf and disabled artists. Once our findings have been logged, we will create an online resource detailing our findings.

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House of Lords - The Year of Sound 2016-17

The Decibels Year of Sound – London 2016-2017 began with a highly successful event at the House of Lords on Wednesday, 25th May 2016 and was hosted by Lord Michael Berkeley of Knighton, CBE who is the Honorary President of the Decibels Charitable Trust.

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Outstanding Deaf Musician, Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE, teams up with Decibels

Outstanding Deaf Musician, Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE, has teamed up with Decibels as an Consultant & Adviser.

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Please leave some of your wealth to Decibels, not the Government

Are you one of the 60% of Britons who haven't made a Will?

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William Ogden Highlights the Need for Accessibility for Deaf People at Music Venues

William Ogden's excellent mini documentary film How I Go On Nights Out As A Deaf Music Fan, discussing his nights out as a deaf music fan, has been viewed by over 837,000 people so far via LadBible.

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Decibels and SpecialKidz have agreed to share the costs of sponsoring Ruth Montgomery who is a deaf professional musician and an excellent mentor to become involved with Budapest Music Project entitled "Tuned to Each Other" from Monday, 28th September to Friday, 2nd October, 2015.

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Outstanding Deaf Artist links up with Decibels

We're pleased to announce Hamish Rosie is now a Professional Consultant to Decibels!

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Outstanding deaf musician Ruth Montgomery is a new member of the Clore Leadership Programme

Ruth Montgomery, who we have worked with extensively over the past 6 years on some very important projects, has become a new member of the Clore Leadership programme.

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A Celebration of Theatre Arts Education & Deaf Studies and the Theatre of the Deaf

A highly creative event held by TAEDS (Theatre Arts Education and Deaf Studies) programme at the University of Reading. Decibels contributed some of the costs for producing the Celebratory programme.

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An exciting new Audiovisability & Decibels project working with Deaf, Autistic and Hearing performers in Barbados, UK and other parts of the World

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Playing Music Together - Short Interim Report

A number of workshops have been ran at a range of locations as part of our Playing Music Together project, Sponsored by the Sobell Foundation. It was felt that the students had come a considerable way in their understanding of cause and effect, the ability to work as part of a team and also their ability to listen to the sounds they were producing.

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