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.

Golden Anniversary of the First Telephone Call Between Two Deaf People

Golden Anniversary of the First Telephone Call Between Two Deaf People

Deaf Aspirations celebrates Golden Anniversary of the first UK telephone call in 1973 between two deaf people David Hyslop & Andrew Kenyon

Poem: My Helpful Telephone

Poem: My Helpful Telephone

By Diane Kenyon, Honorary President of Deaf Aspirations

Event at the House of Commons to celebrate BSL

Event at the House of Commons to celebrate BSL

Two years on from the historic British Sign Language Act 2022 and to celebrate Sign Language Week 2024, Lord Michael Berkeley of Knighton, CBE, William Ogden & Ken Carter were invited to the British Deaf Association’s parliamentary reception at the House of Commons

Matchlight: Illuminating the Deaf Identity, Mental Health and the Healing Process of Art

Matchlight: Illuminating the Deaf Identity, Mental Health and the Healing Process of Art

Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq is our Co-Chair of Directors. She is also an extraordinarily talented artist.

Farewell to Paul Simpson

Farewell to Paul Simpson

We have had the pleasure and honour of knowing and working with Paul over many years. He supported, contributed and added great value to the pioneering work of DEAFAX and its associated charitable and technological enterprises.

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