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Founded 41 years ago by a group of determined individuals, we strive daily to achieve to our vision “To be the international association which promotes the awareness and knowledge of deafblindness as a unique disability and to influence for appropriate services for people who are deafblind around the world.”

Join us as we look to bring information and awareness of deafblindness to every corner of the globe.

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Our History

In 1965, during the second international deafblind seminar (Kalundborg, Denmark), a proposal was made to be part of The International Council of Educators of Blind Youth (ICEBY), which was the education committee within The World Council for the Welfare of the Blind (WCWB).

The proposal was sanctioned, and was valid from the third international conference (Sint-Michielsgestel, Holland) in 1968.