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!

In Focus
Communication Focus:
Services Around the World

Deafblind International is THE point of connection in deafblindness worldwide. And this spring we want to share what amazing work our friends from all over the world are doing.

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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.


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 … [...]
September 12, 2023Deafblind Victoria (DBV) attended the recent DbI conference to give a poster presentation about how deafblind people run the organization. At the conference members of the organization met many other wonderful deafblind people from around the world. We made 10 short videos with some of them and published the videos on the DBV website www.deafblindvictoria.com. … [...]
August 7, 2023Sometimes good projects trigger so much that even a small continuation can be realized. This is the case with the 1st African Researchers` Initiative of DbI. Here a follow-up study in Zambia by Racheal Muuma Chomba became possible. It qualitatively examines the communicative strategies used for three children with deafblindness, by their parents and teachers, … [...]