Here at the Deaf Academy, we will be throwing open our doors to the public, giving people the opportunity to explore our amazing campus.

We moved to our state-of-the-art campus off Douglas Avenue in Exmouth in 2020 and we are inviting people to visit, explore our facilities – which have been designed specifically for Deaf people – and meet our staff on Saturday, October 21.

We’re also offering free British Sign Language taster sessions and basic Deaf awareness sessions for visitors.

Mark Stocks, partnership and community manager, at the Deaf Academy, said: “Since we moved to Exmouth we have had an incredibly positive and warm welcome from the community.

“Our community open day is a chance for people to come and look around and find out a bit more about our students and what we do to support them and their learning at the Deaf Academy.”

The Deaf Academy campus features cutting edge Deafspace architecture and technology designed to enhance and improve the learning for its students, who are aged from five to 25 and many of whom have additional special needs.

It features a high-ceilinged atrium at its heart and is full of light open spaces to optimise visual communication for sign language and lip-reading and provides good acoustics to maximise access to sound for those using assistive technology.

The event takes place from 12.30pm until 4pm on Saturday October, 21 and will be divided into sessions for people to drop into throughout the day.

Places are limited, to secure your place, please email