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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Latest News

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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We're very grateful that you'd like to donate to our cause. Here's how you can do it...

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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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The Millfield Experience 2015

Millfield Enterprises provide students with an all-round experience. They are proud of their course programmes and aim to have a variety of afternoon academies, clubs, evening activities and excursions available each week. Their main focus is on providing students with high quality English lessons during their stay and all students attending their courses will study 15 hours of English tuition per week.

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Short Review of Sweeney Todd (Leighton Park)

The Leighton Park School production of “Sweeney Todd-the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” was attended by Ken Carter (Founder/Executive Director of Decibels) and Helen Lansdown (CEO of Deafax) on 9th February 2016. They were invited by Aiyana Tandon, who with Niamh Green, Matt Denham, George Hale & Harry Taylor, had been part of the team that raised £3K as part of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) to promote the Decibels “Hands on Shakespeare” project.

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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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Leave Decibels a Gift in your Will

Donate a gift to Decibels in your Will and leave a legacy that will live on

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Urgent Job Vacancy

We have an urgent job vacancy available for an Administrator (Voluntary/Consultancy-part-time). Prospective Candidates should click here to read more and apply.

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FREE Music and Art Workshops for Special Children in Berkshire

FREE music and art workshops for special children in Berkshire, designed for children with autism, a disability or are deaf/hard of hearing.

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La Semaine Du Son - France

News, updates and coverage from La Semaine Du Son, France on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of January 2016. On Monday, Christian Hugonnet, President founder of The Week of Sound, started the official presentation of the Charter of The Week of Sound to the members of UNESCO, sponsors and promoteurs. Read on for more...

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Music for Special Children - Interim Report

This is Ruth Montgomery's Interim Report on the Decibels "Music for Special Children" Project, Sponsored by the Berkshire Community Foundation.

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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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