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University of Edinburgh

SSC/Adept Conference

view of a conference audience

Aiming higher for deaf students - What works? What could work?

Date: Saturday, 24th June 2017
Venue: University of Edinburgh, School of Education, EH8 8AQ
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Cost: £50

This one-day conference held in the heart of Edinburgh was full of current ideas in deaf education on the theme of raising achievement. Our keynote speakers were Professor Greg Leigh, a notable international researcher about deaf children's achievements and curriculum access, and Dr Audrey Cameron, leader of the Scottish Sensory Centre's own British Sign Language Glossary project of curriculum terms for science/maths topics.

We received an exciting range of proposals for papers, workshops and posters from all over the world: the UK, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Greece and Hong Kong.


  • Raising achievement (academic and other outcomes of education)
  • Access to curriculum and assessment for deaf learners
  • Citizenship for deaf students - involvement in decision making
  • Creativity and raising achievement with deaf learners

The conference offered:

  • an opportunity to network with colleagues and researchers in a relaxed atmosphere
  • an exhibition and posters to find out about current deaf education practices and issues
  • the opportunity to see world-class presenters
  • a fully accessible conference for deaf and hearing delegates

Sunset over Edinburgh

Keynote speakers:

Professor Greg Leigh, University of Newcastle, Renwick Centre (Profile)
Dr Audrey Cameron, 10-year review of the BSL Glossary project (Profile)



Target Audience

Anyone working in education with deaf children/students at whatever level, d/Deaf people, parents too.

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