Organisation Name
Deaf Studies Trust

The Deaf Studies Trust is a national organisation that works with deaf people, set up in 1984. It carries out research into deaf issues. Their current project provides older deaf people with videophones, giving them access to other Deaf people using British Sign Language, and to enable them to access services in British Sign Language. Past projects have included a study of Deaf people's lives in the UK and disseminating this information to them in sign language, Sign on TV, Setting up a Family Centre for Deaf Children, and many other projects.

The aims of the trust are: "Communication and understanding - to attempt to enhance and improve the quality of deaf people's lives and their contribution to society".

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
The Trust for Deaf Studies
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Living, Learning, Working Home Maintenance, Adaptation & Housing
This organisation provides support for
Disabled People Hearing Impaired
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset Somerset
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Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:15To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:15To 14:00

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The Vassall Centre
Address 2
Gill Avenue
Address 3
BS16 2QQ

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Contact Name
Anne Stygall
Job title / Position
Administrative Assistant


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