Founded over 30 years ago, Deafblind International (DbI) is the world
association promoting services for deafblind people.
DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, deafblind people 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 deafblind children and adults of all ages.
Membership of DbI is open to organisations, institutions, networks and individuals.
OUR VISIONTo be the international association which promotes the awareness of deafblindness as a unique disability and to influence for appropriate services for deafblind people around the world.
professionals (such as
specialists etc) families
and deafblind people to
raise awareness of
deafblindness. Central to
our work is to support the
development of services to
enable a good quality of
life for deafblind children
and adults of all
capacity to meet the needs
of deafblind people.
Influence the development of services for the benefit of deafblind people and their families around the world.
DbI will encourage improvements in practice and creation of new knowledge by facilitating improved communication and networking.
WHAT'S NEWDownload three new brochures, view announcements on upcoming events, read new documents...
CALENDAR OF EVENTSView a list of upcoming conferences, events and activites around the world.
DBI REVIEW SPANISHClick the link below to read about the Spanish translation of DbI Review.
Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (Institution Aimed at the Common Good).
LINKSView a list that includes links to a number of external organizations.
DbI is proud to partner with the following international organisations (click the logo to visit their website):