Profile – Diane M Webb
Born in London, Diane Webb attended the Mill Hall Oral School for the Deaf in West Sussex between 1952 and 1965. At 17 years of age, she was apprenticed as a Graphic Artist for Chamberlain Studios in Chancery Lane, London.
After taking a career break to raise a family, Diane studied on a part time basis at Havering College, graduating as a teacher in 1990. In addition to teaching and assessing BSL for adult learners, between 1993 and 2007, she worked with the Early Years peripatetic team in the London Borough of Newham in East London.
Diane is passionate about the Deaf Community and has undertaken several roles on a voluntary basis –
- BDA London Regional Committee member (1983 – 1986)
- Secretary and Editor for Newham Deaf Children’s Society (1995 – 2000)
- BDA London Working Group (2005 -2006)
- Historic Palace Committee (2013 -2016).
More recently, Diane’s interest in Deaf History widened when she joined as a BDHS member, eventually becoming a Trustee in 2002. Diane acted as a Team Coordinator editing a book ‘Pictorial History of BDA 1890 – 2015 in 2016.