Access Bedford’s aim is to work with the D/deaf and hard of hearing community to make Bedford more accessible. Access Bedford is set up to promote social inclusion among members of the D/deaf and hard of hearing community living in Bedford and the surrounding area and we do this by:
1 – Raising public awareness of the issues affecting D/deaf people
2 – Campaigning for the promotion of British Sign Language to be on an equal footing to spoken and written English
3 – Providing recreational facilities and opportunities for D/deaf people

There are no paid staff in Access Bedford - everything is done by fantastic and committed volunteers and the support of the local Deaf community.