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Deaf-friendly Activities

Photo: Learn how to make your activities fully inclusive

Deafness isn’t a learning disability, and with the right support there’s no reason why a deaf child can’t achieve as much as a hearing child.

Deaf-friendly activities allow deaf children and young people the opportunity to socialise with their peers in a safe, fun and supportive environment allowing them to develop their social skills, gain more independence and feel included.

Module overview

This module will help you to fully include deaf children in your activities, through learning about changes you can make to your setting or your practice.

Aimed at anyone who provides activities for deaf children or young people, this module will provide practical information and helpful tips for communication, alongside an understanding of what communication support might be required.

Giving insight into how to adapt your activities to make them deaf-friendly, you will finish this module eager to think about how you can make your activities fully inclusive.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Suggest adaptations to your activities or service to be deaf-friendly and inclusive
  • Describe the different types of communication that deaf children and young people use
  • Apply health and safety considerations to make sure that your activities are safe for deaf children and young people


This module is free of charge.

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  • Simply click the button below.
  • You will be directed to our online training portal where you will need to register or login (depending upon whether you have previously completed training with us).
  • Please note: The login details for our online training portal are different to the login details you use if you are a National Deaf Children's Society member.


Depending upon your experience, you may wish to complete the Working with deaf children and young people module before beginning this module.

If you would like to speak to a member of the training team, please email [email protected].

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for any arts, sports or leisure providers / activity leaders, youth clubs or anyone who will be providing activities for deaf children or young people.

How long will this course take?

This course should take around 1 hour to complete, although you are welcome to work through it at your own pace. You will have 30 days to complete the course before it expires.

How can I pay for this e-learning module?

Payments can be made through PayPal or using a debit card. You do not need a PayPal profile to complete your purchase. PayPal is simply the system we use to process payments.