We aspire to achieve through education, training, technology, creative activities, sport, entrepreneurship and business skills

We enable and advance the lives of deaf children, teens and adults.

We're assisting and enabling deaf people of all ages to achieve through education, technology, creativity, employment, entrepreneurship and business skills. We're advancing the public understanding of the needs and aspirations of deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people worldwide.

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Mission Statement

We aim to enable Deaf children, youths and adults to become Deaf Aspirational leaders and role models of tomorrow, via education, training, technological advances and creative entrepreneurship.

Our purpose is to empower their life journey within a changing society embracing inclusion, mental health, well-being, diversity and equality.

Our Objectives

Deaf Aspirations has the potential:

  • To identify deaf role models to provide training in leadership skills.
  • To provide preventive mental health training through positive wellbeing.
  • To collaborate with specialist trainers for advice and appropriate technological access.
  • To foster, promote, commission, and undertake research and development.
  • To disseminate research and development outcomes of deaf role models and successful business companies run by deaf people.
  • To provide social opportunities for deaf people, their peers, and families to encourage co-operation and integration and as a platform for training and education.
  • To co-operate and enter into partnership (international, national or local) in order to become better suited for understanding the needs of deaf users.

Latest News

Whether it's establishing virtual accessible learning centres, disseminating research or establishing centres of leadership, we're always hard at work making a difference. See our latest news below.

Professional Support by Oratorians for Ken Carter's Education & Technology Charitable Enterprises

Professional Support by Oratorians for Ken Carter's Education & Technology Charitable Enterprises

Ken Carter introduces a selection of highly talented and outstanding Old Oratorians whom he had the privilege of teaching at the Oratory School and who have become leaders in the charities he has set up.

The METEC Special Needs Research & Development Unit

The METEC Special Needs Research & Development Unit

The Research & Development Unit wants to undertake relevant & essential worldwide research programmes concerning medicine, disability, cybernetics, technology and education

DEAL (Digital Education & Assisted Learning)

DEAL (Digital Education & Assisted Learning)

Ken Carter provides a brief overview of the latest research study based on experiences of students in higher education.

Did you know in 1973 the first UK telephone call between two deaf people was made?

Did you know in 1973 the first UK telephone call between two deaf people was made?

Breakthrough Trust deaf directors, Andrew Kenyon in London and David Hyslop in Birmingham made the first UK telephone call.

The Technology Revolution and Deafness - A Future Book For All Seasons

The Technology Revolution and Deafness - A Future Book For All Seasons

Ken Carter provides an overview of a book project still to be completed in BATOD Magazine

Deaf Awareness Video

Deaf Awareness Video

A fantastic DEAF AWARENESS VIDEO promoting inclusion and the "Deaf Can" model

Outstanding Contribution to Deaf Education: Professor Harold Silver

Outstanding Contribution to Deaf Education: Professor Harold Silver

Ken Carter shares an obituary tribute to Professor Harold Silver in BATOD Magazine

The Pam and Harold Silver Memorial Fund

The Pam and Harold Silver Memorial Fund

The principal beneficiaries of the estate of Pam & Harold Silver namely Vicki & Claire Silver have established a special Memorial Fund to further the outstanding work of their parents.

Andrew Kenyon - Obituary

Andrew Kenyon - Obituary

Co-Honorary President of Deaf Aspirations, Andrew dedicated his life to breaking down barriers between deaf and hearing and was a great role model. His funeral service took place on Monday, 9th January, 2023

A Celebration of Professor Harold Silver's Life

A Celebration of Professor Harold Silver's Life

His inspiration & innovation were responsible for helping Deafax to be established and subsequently Decibels, AACT, EASiTEC, Deaf Aspirations, Ability2Access, Specialkidz International & GOALS4LIFE.

Over 60 Years of Collaboration Between Peter Boos & Ken Carter

Over 60 Years of Collaboration Between Peter Boos & Ken Carter

2020 marked the 60th year of collaboration between Peter Boos and Ken Carter (pictured below), working together to improve the lives of the deaf in Barbados and England.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Special Needs

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Special Needs

Artificial Intelligence has incredible potential to revolutionise almost every aspect of our daily lives, ranging from simple decision making to curing diseases, from making predictions to helping to solve global warming. Perhaps most importantly for METEC, it also presents a huge opportunity to support those with disabilities or special needs.

Charities Helping Deaf Children With Technology Challenge

Charities Helping Deaf Children With Technology Challenge

Our six month study alongside AACT has been featured in the Henley Standard

Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies

Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies

This is the report for our six month project "Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies" which was funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (HM Government & The National Lottery Community Fund).

Supporting the 2020 Warwick University Christmas Lectures

Supporting the 2020 Warwick University Christmas Lectures

Deaf Aspirations, through Ken Carter and Ilan Dwek, are delighted to have supported the 2020 Warwick University Accessible Online Christmas Lectures with Rinkoo Barpaga interpreting them.

Celebrating 50 Years of the Breakthrough Deaf and Hearing Integration Trust

Celebrating 50 Years of the Breakthrough Deaf and Hearing Integration Trust

Deaf Aspirations wants to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in either 2021 or 2022 of the setting up of the Breakthrough (Deaf & Hearing) Integration Trust. This Trust was very pioneering as it was to do with the INCLUSION of deaf and hearing people working together for the greater good of society.

Supporting the Deaflympics

Supporting the Deaflympics

As Deaf Aspirations is committed to helping deaf and hard of hearing people not only in the UK but Internationally, we want to support the Deaflympics and encourage children & young people to take up the challenge of competing at their chosen sporting activities.

Herd Mentality: How Technology is Helping Deaf People Communicate

Herd Mentality: How Technology is Helping Deaf People Communicate

Advances in assistive technology and a supportive workplace culture have made it easier for deaf people to work in the tech industry.