The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

About adept

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Previously, NATED (National Association for Tertiary Education for Deaf people) and ACSW (Association of Communication Support Workers) were separate organisations, but worked closely together in recent years. Both organisations decided to come together in order to have a new innovative organisation, launched at the annual conference in 2014.

adept is the trading name of NATED. Registered Charity number 800394.


The aims are to improve the services in educational settings for deaf people at all ages. To enable deaf learners to access quality support provision in their chosen courses and in their preferred communication mode, with appropriately qualified staff and fair assessment procedures.


Click here to visit the adept website - which is of great interest to Teachers of the Deaf. Here you will find a wealth of material including information and presentations from past NATED and ACSW conferences.