Photos from Wednesday Afternoon Club 17th July 2019

Apologies for the lateness with this post!

Here are photos from the StageText presentation given out to members of Wednesday Afternoon Club on 17th July 2019.

StageText is used to provide captioning and live subtitling in theatre and shows and concerts etc. This provides accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to attend showings. Thank you to StageText for providing the presentation to the local deaf people in Milton Keynes!

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To find out more about StageText and what showings are available with captioning see:

Photos from Wednesday Afternoon Club

Apologies for the lateness of posting this, we had some issues with the website which have been fixed now!

Anyway, here are the photos from Wednesday Afternoon Club on 19th June 2019.

Debbie Jakeman from Access Ambassadors came along to talk about her company that provides independent living support,  advice and information service and supports a range of accessible social activities for deaf and hard of hearing people in Milton Keynes.

To find out more about Access Ambassadors:

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MKDZ Wednesday Afternoon Club – Astronomy Talk on 17th October 2018

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Quote from Steve Lawrence, MKDZ volunteer present at the event:

“Overall 30 people including the Volunteers were attended the MKDZ club.

As Derek Rowley introduced there, everyone were watched him intently while he explained about the comparison between the planets and the sun of our solar system specifically, such as mass, speed, temperature, etc and also stars beyond in space.

With the use of “dummy” sun and the planets provided, he demonstrated us in how far distance from the Sun, as the centre of solar system, to each planet which is so vast. Mind-boggling!

His lectures on Astronomy was well informative basically, so it was certainly enable to helped them to understand it generally.

In the end, they were enjoyed among themselves while exchanged their talk about it in wonderment.

Thank you, Derek for lecturing them.”

From MKDZ, thank you everyone for attending the talk and Derek Rowley and Steve Lawrence and volunteers for organising and hosting the event!

St. John Ambulance’s First Aid Course BSL

18 free places have been booked for a First Aid Course for any members of MK Deaf Zone.



When? Wednesday 20th September 2017 from 12 noon to 4pm.

Where? At the Broughton Pavilion in Milton Keynes.

BSL Interpreter will be provided.

A certificate will be awarded to all participants who complete the course.

UPDATE: There are now only 6 free places left! To avoid disappointment, apply for a place on the course ASAP! Contact Bryan Whalley to reserve your place; or use the contact form below:

Next Generation Text Service Demonstration

Demonstration of the new Text Relay service “Next Generation Text Service”!

When? Wednesday 14th June 2017 – 12 noon to 4pm (Demo starts at 1.30pm)
Where? Broughton Pavilion, 139 Tanfield Lane, Milton Keynes, MK10 9NJ

Learn how to use the new Text Relay service on your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop with you so you try it out for yourself with the help of Mike Aston!

Food and drinks will be provided!

See flyer below for more information!