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Dr. Jan van Dijk (1937-2018)


Holy Land Institute


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Welcome to Deafblind International!

Founded 42 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.”

DbI networks are getting into the ACT, and are developing and confirming pre-conference activities for Sunday, August 11th and Monday, August 12th 2019. Stay tuned for details!

Overdue DbI Memberships

We have a large number of 2017 memberships that are overdue plus all 2018 invoices have been sent out, these are due as well.

Reminder emails have been sent to all outstanding individual and corporate memberships.

Since the upgrade of our DbI website we have been having some problems on the payments page. These problems have been fixed now and the system is secure and ready to go.

Please contact Gary Daly, DbI Secretary if you require invoices to be re-issued and they will be emailed to you.

What’s New

XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

The XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf  will take place in…
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DbI has a new logo!

DbI has a new logo!

Deafblind International has a new logo which was launched at the DbI America’s conference in…
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International Deafblind Congress in the Swiss Alps

International Deafblind Congress in the Swiss Alps

The coming June congress to self-expression and congenital deafblindness, which Berlin’s Oberlin Lebenswelten and Tanne…
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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.