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The lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland

SCoD is the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland. We aim to ensure that deaf people in Scotland can access services and information across all sectors of society from their local communities to what comes from government departments. We represent organisations working with and on behalf of

  • Deaf Sign Language users
  • Deafblind
  • Deafened and
  • Hard of Hearing people.

We use the term the “four pillars of deafness” to describe Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing as people with different levels of deafness have different barriers to overcome and have different language and communication support needs.

Our membership provides an effective partnership working between the Third Sector, the Public Sector, and the Private Sector, and Scottish Government.
SCoD’s role is supporting our members to support deaf people in Scotland, empowering deaf people in their communities and working with elected representatives for positive change at a national and local level to provide accessible information and services. This has had a positive impact. Ensuring deaf people can access information and see meaningful change in their local communities, we hope to drive grassroots empowerment and positive change across Scotland.

Deaf Awareness Training Offer: 

We have teamed up with AWARENESSbites to provide quality online learning and development to front-line and public facing staff who may not be able to attend face-to-face training courses. If you would like more information, please do contact us to discuss.

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Latest News

20Sep

Stirling BSL Day

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Historic Environment Scotland are running a day of BSL tours in Stirling on Saturday 22 September. The tours will be... Read More →
05Jul

Deafness and the Democratic Process

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#deafscotland supports #NDW18 Our @BSLConsultant believes every deaf person has the right to learn about democracy and vote! Let’s make... Read More →
26Jun

Department of Work and Pensions – PIP Payment Assessment Guidance Update

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PIP Payment Assessment Guidance Update Over the past few months the DWP has been undertaking work to implement the findings... Read More →

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