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Links and News

Scroll down to find out more about the following:

  • Signature - Deaf Studies Examination Board
  • Deafinitely Theatre - Performances in Sign Language
  • Deaffest - The Deaf Film Festival
  • Amazing Grace - Raising funds for Special Care Baby Units
  • Penniesworth - suppliers of craft materials
  • Toastmasters International - improving presentations skills
  • Forest Books - Biggest supplier of Deaf related resources
  • Madderson Computer services - Various computer services


Signature - a UK awarding body recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) offering a wide range of high quality nationally accredited qualifications from basic to advanced levels. These include British Sign Language and other forms of communication commonly used by Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people.

For a full list of courses, to see what is available in your area, or to find out more about what other services Signature offer visit their website:


Deaf - Links and News:

Deafinitely Theatre


Deaffest 2014 (Deaf Film and TV Festival)

An opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Deaf people in the area of Film. The weekend has a full program of various media related activities, including: an awards ceremony and entertainment night.

Dates 6th - 8th May 2016

Location: The Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton.

For more information see the Deaffest website:



The Assistance Dog

Did you know 2008 was the year of the assistance dog? 5 charities have formed a group called 'Assistance Dogs UK' (Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Dogs for the Disabled, Canine Partners and Support Dogs) and used 2008 as a promotion year.  Find out more on their website:


Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind

Coventry Resource Centre for the blind supports people from all over Coventry offering a variety of services including assisted shopping, IT support, Art and Craft sessions, Music Sessions and Social groups. They also sell low vision aids, tactile aids, talking aids and large print and Braille items.

Cath is now making and selling cards and jewellery to raise funds for Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind.

See Cath's Crafts - raising funds for Coventry Charities on Facebook.


Coventry and District MS Society

Cath is currently the Fundraising officer for this branch of the MS Society, if you can offer items for future fundraising events then do contact Cath+


See Cath's Crafts - raising funds for Coventry Charities on Facebook

Services recommended by us:

Pennies Worth

Supply most of the materials used by Cath in card making for Chrity. A wide variety of quality products available. Always a great stand at craft shows. Even more in store. Friendly staff. Fast and efficient when placing an order to be delivered. 




Excellent tuition available - see website www.bslteacher.com (you need to remove the http... to view)                                                               


Toastmasters (Toastmasters International - TMI)

Toastmasters International is a voluntary organisation, all members are there to improve speaking and presentation skills.  It is a safe supportive learning environment with a friendly atmosphere.

The TMI club that serves the Coventry  area is called "Godiva Speakers," so called because of Coventry's History.

Meetings are every 2nd, 4th and if there is one, 5th Tuesday evening of the month at 7:15 for a 7:30 start.

Come along and see for yourself.

Meetings usually last around two hours depending on the agenda.

For more information about this club contact Cath


or for more general information about the toastmasters as an organisation:


Forest Books "Resources for Deafness and Deaf Issues"

The largest supplier of Deaf issues related books, magazines DVD's etc in the UK


Madderson Computer Services

Communication Station's website design and layout was initially set up with the help of Keith Madderson of Madderson Computer Services.