DbI Webinars

1st DbI Webinar Series, June 22-26, 2020

DbI Webinars offer new opportunities for participation around the world. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, webinars are THE opportunity to share knowledge, learn from each other and (re-)connect. The 1st DbI webinar series will be held on Zoom from 22-26 June 2020 around the theme Living with Deafblindness in a New Reality.

  • How can we explain to people with deafblindness what is happening?
  • What are our existing tools and insights that can influence our next steps?
  • How can we deal with social distancing when we need to communicate tactually?
  • How can we use online tools for assessment, intervention and staff training?
  • What topics do we need to reflect on to prepare for the future?
  • What does this crisis mean to us as a community?

Each webinar will consist of 1-hour presentations that have the goal of increasing our understanding of living with deafblindness. Presentations will be held around the clock in order to accommodate global time zones.

Save the date and join us! For those interested in presenting: Here is the Call for Submissions

And these are your hosts: Meet the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee.

Saskia Damen, PhD

Saskia Damen, PhD

Saskia Damen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Inclusive & Special Needs Education/Deafblindness, University of Groningen, Senior Researcher, Royal Dutch Kentalis, The Netherlands

Walter Wittich, PhD FAAO CLVT

Walter Wittich, PhD FAAO CLVT

Walter Wittich, PhD FAAO CLVT

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry – Professeur adjoint, École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, Canada

More information about the program and registration will be available by June.

And by the way: DbI is all about connecting in deafblindness. If this is what you are looking for beyond the webinar series: Become a member!


Supported in part by the FRQ-S Québec Vision Health Research Network