Deafblind International DbI is THE point of connection in deafblindness worldwide. We connect to maximize positive impact for and with all those concerned and involved.

As an international not-for-profit membership organization we have a constitution, members from around the globe, 17 thematically or geographically focused Networks and are managed by a volunteer Board. “Connect to Act” and join us as an individual member!

In Focus
ICF Core Set
for Deafblindnes

Under the leadership of members of Deafblind International, an international team is currently in the process of developing the first version of the ICF Core Sets for deafblindness.

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Every child has the right to education!
However, children with deafblindness and similar needs are often left behind.
Our 4-year campaign “LET ME IN” therefore calls for the immediate respect of their right to education worldwide.
The campaign thrives on close international cooperation, notably with the World Federation of The Deafblind WFDB.

March 21, 2024Deafblind International DbI is pleased to present the Virtual Proceedings Document of the 18th International World Conference, Ottawa, Canada (July 2023). Held in Ottawa, Canada, this event brought together leading experts, researchers, practitioners, and advocates in the field of deafblindness from around the globe. Thirteen selected post-conference papers represent a small cross-section of this international … [...]
March 1, 2024In a significant move towards enhancing advocacy and support for the deafblind community worldwide, Deafblind International (DbI) and the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) have formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This landmark agreement solidifies their commitment to collaboration and alignment of strategic actions related to the awareness and broader understanding of the … [...]
January 24, 2024Every child has the right to education! Both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities proclaim the right to education and full and equitable inclusion of children with disabilities in society. However, children with deafblindness are still being left behind. The 1st Global Report … [...]