Deaf Action

Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh , EH1 3QY
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25 - 26 September 2021

25 September 2021 (10am-4pm) 26 September 2021 (10am-4pm) Edinburgh 49 Albany
Street is the Headquarters for Deaf Action, a charity organisation for deaf
people in Scotland established in 1835 making it the oldest deaf organisation
in the world, almost as old as 49 Albany Street itself. Albany Street was part
of the first extension of the New Town with the first known residents recorded
in 1818. Historically Edinburgh has been an important centre for the deaf
community and deaf culture. The world’s first school for the deaf was founded
in 1760 by Thomas Braidwood in what is now Dumbiedykes Road (named after the
deaf children), and in 1830 the first deaf- led church services began in the
city. In 1825 Alexander Blackwood, former pupil at the deaf school, led a
group which founded the first Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society, the first name
of what is now known as Deaf Action. The Society acted as a social as well as
a religious hub for the deaf population. There is a collection of artworks by
deaf people at the building. Facilities Disabled Access Disabled WC WC
Refreshments There will be several artworks by Deaf Artists on display in the
chapel and refreshments will be on offer too. You are welcome to enjoy
refreshments in our newly renovated garden.
Key Information

Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh , EH1 3QY

55.9573098, -3.1896725