Our vision is to see Deaf people valued by themselves and their society, being confident, well educated, independent, able to communicate and with good and appropriate employment and housing. The principal way we achieve this is through running a day and residential school and college for students from throughout the UK. We also support Deaf students in mainstream schools and colleges through our outreach service, and meet the wider needs of the Deaf community through a range of Deaf services and projects. We are a charity, and have been based in Exeter for nearly 190 years. Our new Deaf Academy will enable us to build on our proud history, and we are very excited about what the future holds for us.