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Founded over 30 years ago, Deafblind International (DbI) is the world association promoting services for people who are deafblind.

DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, people who are deafblind and administrators to raise awareness of deafblindness. Central to our work is to support the development of services to enable a good quality of life for children and adults of all ages who are deafblind.

Membership of DbI is open to organisations, institutions, networks and individuals.

OUR VISION

To be the international association which promotes the awareness of deafblindness as a unique disability and to influence for appropriate services for people who are deafblind around the world.



our purpose

To support professionals (such as educators, administrators, researchers, medial specialists etc) families and people who are deafblind to raise awareness of deafblindness. Central to our work is to support the development of services to enable a good quality of life for children and adults of all ages who are deafblind.



our goals

DbI will enhance organisational capacity to meet the needs of people who are deafblind.

Influence the development of services for the benefit of people who are deafblind and their families around the world.

DbI will encourage improvements in practice and creation of new knowledge by facilitating improved communication and networking.



DbI is proud to partner with the following international organisations
(click the logo to visit their website):

ICEVI logo
International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment
WFDB logo
The World Federation of the Deafblind

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  • What's New logo
    WHAT'S NEW
    Download three new brochures, view announcements on upcoming events, read new documents...
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  • Calendar
    CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    View a list of upcoming conferences, events and activities around the world.
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  • Memorial Candle
    IN MEMORIAM
    Here you will find a list of memorial notices from individuals associated with the deafblind community.
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  • DbI Review logo
    DBI REVIEW SPANISH
    Click the link below to read about the Spanish translation of DbI Review.
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    PUBLICATIONS IN OTHER LANGUAGES
    A list of documents that have been published in their native langugage.
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  • Link
    LINKS
    View a list that includes links to a number of external organizations.
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    ANBI

    Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (Institution Aimed at the Common Good).
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