About Us

We often refer to ourselves simply as ‘Dot’ as we grew from the Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre.

‘Dot’ Miles was a prominent, Deaf poet and playwright and a key figure in the literary heritage of BSL and the Deaf community. In memory of Dot Miles, the centre opened in 1992 running workshops, Deaf events and BSL teaching.

In 2010 it changed to Dot Sign Language and continues to bridge the gap between the Deaf and the hearing world.

If you have a Deaf child, please contact us about funding.

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Dot is a Community Not-for-Profit organisation dedicated to raising both Deaf awareness and the profile of BSL as a language in its own right. We deliver professional workplace training to businesses, NHS health care and social care providers. We run BSL afterschool clubs and school ‘Q&A’ assemblies for children who have never before interacted with Deaf people. For nationally recognised qualifications, we teach all levels of British Sign Language.

Our team are passionate about what they do and work tirelessly to raise Deaf awareness in the community, particularly with school children, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and educational groups.

If you would like us to give a talk to your organisation, run a Deaf Awareness presentation for your team, or teach BSL to your staff, please call us. We will tailor the session to your needs. We will come to you and fit into your schedule.

Our goal is for every public facing company to have a ‘go-to’ person who can communicate using British Sign Language.

If you have a Deaf child, please contact us about funding.