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.

November 8, 2023DbI is deeply concerned about any war and any armed conflict. DbI is standing for international cooperation for the sake of people with deafblindness, their families, friends, organizations and researchers in the field. DbI always works from the basis of Human Rights and International Law. DbI will always continue to work and collaborate as internationally … [...]
November 2, 2023Based on data from the report “United Nations World Population Prospects 2022” and the estimates of the deafblind population from the study “Mapping opportunities for deafblind people across Europe”, we can identify an estimated 30 million deafblind people in the world, of whom 14.3 million are over the age of 65 (European Deafblind Network, 2014; … [...]
September 21, 2023Join Chris Woodfill, Associate Executive Director ofHelen Keller National Centre, for an introduction to thisreport, why it is important for Canadians, and how wecan use this report as an important advocacy tool forCanadians who are deafblind. November 7, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00pm EST or November 9, 2023 from 1:00 – 3:00pm EST ((Sessions will … [...]