News

Here the latest news regarding Decibels and our activities

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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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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Raising the Bar

The ‘Raising the Bar’ project was developed by the National Deaf Children’s Society in 2015 to drive expectations of what deaf children and young people in the UK can achieve in dance and music.

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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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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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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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Hands On Shakespeare

This ambitious Decibels pilot project aimed to encourage, promote and develop young people’s visual and literacy skills, have a greater understanding of the English language and its components, develop confidence, creative skills, artistic development & stronger communication skills, improve interaction and reduce isolation, communication breakdowns.

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Vint & Sigrid Cerf’s visit to the BA (Hons.) TAEDS (Theatre Arts Education & Deaf Studies) course.

On the 12th November 2013, Dr Vinton Cerf (Architect/Inventor of the Internet, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and Honorary President of Deafax) & Sigrid Cerf visited the BA (Hons ) TAEDS (Theatre Arts Education & Deaf Studies) course at the Institute of Education/London Road campus of the University of Reading. They thoroughly enjoyed being introduced by Ken Carter to some of the staff; Cathy Wardale, Simon Floodgate and students - see photograph - who were not out on school placements, and listening to what they were all trying to accomplish in the field of inclusive education and the creative arts. Both Vint & Sigrid are involved in the areas of hearing loss, auditory verbal and cochlear implant technology in the USA.

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Listening to the future

How can technology be used to support deaf children’s education? Ken Carter takes us on a lifetime’s voyage of technological discovery. This article was published in SEN Magazine; the UK's leading magazine for special educational needs.

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KidzAloud Project

We are proud to announce that we have a fantastic project starting in November, run by a highly skilled professional Mark from Circle of Sound. We will be focusing on working with children with autism and will be visiting different schools to deliver music workshops that is fun & tailored for your student’s needs. If your school or community centre is interested in us doing a session with you, please do get in touch with us! This project is funded by Awards for All.

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