British Deaf Association (BDA) - the largest Deaf organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people.
Our Mission is to ensure a world in which the language, culture, community, diversity and heritage of Deaf people in the UK is respected and fully protected, ensuring that Deaf people can participate and contribute as equal and valued citizens in the wider society. This will be achieved through:
• Improving the quality of life by empowering Deaf individuals and groups;
• Enhancing freedom, equality and diversity;
• Protecting and promoting BSL.
The BDA is a Deaf people's organisation representing a diverse, vibrant and ever-changing community of Deaf people. Our activities, promotions, and partnerships with other organisations aim to empower our community towards full participation and contribution as equal and valued citizens in the wider society. We also aim to act as guardians of BSL.