About the Disability Team
The Disability Team support the delivery of the 5 main priorities of the
Disability and Inclusion strategy:
support to communicate and access information
greater access to the Island
good health and wellbeing
access to education, employment, and enriching activities
equal rights and experience equality
The strategy aims to improve the wellbeing of Islanders with disabilities and challenge inequalities faced by disabled people.
Watch the guide to the Discrimination Law in BSL on YouTube
Learning disability and autism cluster group charter
Disability and Inclusion annual report
The Disability and Inclusion team's annual report for 2022 focuses on progress of the Disability and Inclusion Strategy and the Government's 'Embrace our difference' campaign.
Disability and Inclusion Strategy end of year report 2022
Embrace Our Difference event
The Embrace our Difference event is taking place on Wednesday 22 November. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Embrace Our Difference event
‘Raise your hands’ Deaf Awareness Week 2023
The theme of this year’s Deaf Awareness Week is ‘Access to Communication’.
We want you to see how easy it is to learn British Sign Language (BSL). Use our guides below to learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in BSL. You can even post a clip on social media using the hashtags #BSLAlly #DeafAwarenessWeek.
How to greet someone in BSL
How to say 'My name is' in BSL
How to fingerspell your name in BSL
BSL and Deaf awareness and communication courses
If you want to learn more about the barriers deaf people often face when accessing information and services and how you can help, you can sign up for our upcoming courses in:
- BSL tuition
- Deaf Awareness and Communication training
For more information email
Together, through education and advocacy, we can break down barriers and create an island where access to information and services is a fundamental human right for everyone.
The Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD)
The goal of RAD is to review the support and services provided to d/Deaf people in Jersey. To identify gaps in provisions and to make recommendations to the Government.
Three key initiatives are being taken forward to be completed by 30 June 2023. These include:
- the recruitment of a community link worker who will provide support, advice and information for d/Deaf Islanders
- an improved Video Relay Service to provide online interpretation for British sign language users. Allowing them to communicate more effectively when accessing Government services
- improving engagement with the 4 independent organisations who represent d/Deaf Islanders. To ensure collective understanding of the needs of the community, and the priorities for change
2022 RAD Report
How you can be more inclusive
There are many ways in which you can be more inclusive:
Learn how to make your digital content available to everyone:
Contact the Disability
Dario Gentili, Disability Project Manager
Ant Lewis, Disability Inclusion Officer
Steph de la Cour, Disability Inclusion Officer
Contact the team on +44 (0) 1534 447231 or email Dario Gentili on firstname.lastname@example.org.