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Deaf people deserve equal opportunity.

They should not receive substandard care, treatment, or access as a result of their deafness. CDA works on a number of campaigns to work towards a more inclusive society for deaf people. This page lists the problems we’re currently working on.

If you would like to get involved in one of these campaigns or you would like to start another, please contact us

Police Campaign

CDA have been meeting with the Cambridgeshire Constabulary to try and improve deaf people’s interaction with the police.

In a meeting with Mr Ablewhite, the police commissioner at the time, the Deaf Community were able to voice their opinions and experiences. We have since been collaborating with them to improve policing for deaf people.

Andrew Palmer, Managing Director of CDA said: “For a long time now I’ve been aware of how deaf people don’t get the access to justice or police that most people expect as the norm.”


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association’s Health Campaign is focused on improving deaf people’s access to healthcare locally.

We began our campaign back in 2014 when Sign Health visited to reveal the details of their Sick Of It report.

Since then we’ve been working hard to promote the rights of deaf people when accessing health care, be that outpatients, accident and emergency, the optician or the GP.