About Us


Who We Are

We are an international not-for-profit membership organisation focused on deafblindness. We are connecting individuals who are deafblind, their families, professionals, researchers, developers, service-organisations, libraries, universities, national and international agencies and any other relevant partner in the field.  We have a constitution and are managed by a volunteer Board from around the globe.  We are passionate on bringing together and connecting all the relevant players in the field: To make a real difference in the lives of people with deafblindness around the world.


Our Vision

To be THE point of connection in deafblindness worldwide.

That means promoting the awareness, knowledge and recognition of deafblindness as a unique disability. It also means co-creating and living the corresponding corporate identity and reputation.



Our Purpose

To connect in deafblindness, to raise awareness of deafblindness and to have it recognised as a unique disability – all of that around the world.  Central to our work is: Networking between all stakeholders, sharing of information on a global AND local scale, supporting specialized knowledge, skills, competencies and promoting inclusion and good quality-services for children and adults of all ages who are deafblind.


Our Goals

  • Proactive Communication
  • International Collaborations
  • Stimulating Research and Learning From Each Other
  • Enhancing our Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

 



Worldwide Membership

Countries Represented

Worldwide Deafblind Population (approx.)

Staff & Volunteers


Meet the Leadership

Frank Kat

Frank Kat

DbI President

Henriette Hermann

Henriette Hermann

DbI Vice President

Mirko Baúr

Mirko Baúr

DbI Vice President


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