The READY Project is an important research study exploring the lives of deaf young people as they transition to adulthood. By ‘deaf’ we mean any young person with any degree or kind of permanent hearing loss.

BSL video about the READY Study

The READY study [Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth –] will follow young deaf people on an annual basis for 5 years.

The study aims to find out more about: 

• What kinds of decisions deaf young people make.

• What barriers they face.

• What they do after leaving school or college.

• Which services they find useful.

• How happy they are and what could improve their happiness.

Results from this study will be used to:

• Influence government policies.

• Help education, health and other services plan to meet young deaf people’s needs better.

• Be a source of information about young deaf people for deaf young people (and their families).

This work is being conducted by the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh and is funded by the National Deaf Children’s Society. We are now looking for young deaf people aged 15-18 (right up to 19th birthday) to join the study and we’re asking for your help. Would you be willing to share our poster with your contacts, to raise awareness of our research?