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!
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.Read More »
Outstanding Deaf Musician, Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE, has teamed up with Decibels as an Consultant & Adviser.Read More »
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.Read More »
An exciting new Audiovisability & Decibels project working with Deaf, Autistic and Hearing performers in Barbados, UK and other parts of the WorldRead More »
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We're pleased to announce Hamish Rosie is now a Professional Consultant to Decibels!Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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