Steve Conway, CEO

A message from our CEO, Stephen Conway

This is a very difficult time for everyone but all Deafblind UK staff feel privileged to work for an organisation that undertakes such vital work helping those with dual sensory loss, the majority of whom are elderly. Whilst Deafblind UK staff are now working from home where possible, our support workers continue to provide care … Read more

Using digital technology

By Tim Locke, Technology Manager, Deafblind UK As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, social interaction with friends and family has reduced for everyone. This can lead to an increased sense of isolation and loneliness, particularly for people who are deafblind. Over the years, Deafblind UK has advocated many accessible technology solutions that have enabled … Read more

Life with Vera, our Google Home Mini

Maureen and Maurice live in the quiet countryside between Bushmills and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Maureen has a cataract, Maurice has Glaucoma and they both have age related hearing loss. Maureen also has rheumatoid arthritis.  All this has meant that they have found accessing information on the web a bit of a struggle. However, they … Read more

Keeping in touch over breakfast

By Roger Wilson-Hinds, Deafblind UK Trustee I heard my friend in London was pretty low and very isolated. Coronavirus has meant he can no longer visit his wife in the local hospice.  So when we sat down for breakfast this morning, I rang him. With our phones on the breakfast table we chatted and ate, … Read more

Staying entertained and active during isolation

If you are self-isolating or social distancing, here are some ideas of ways you can keep entertained and stay as active as possible! Entertainment The RNIB Talking Books service is free and gives you access to over 31,000 fiction and non fiction books. Braille and giant print books are also available from the RNIB’s library. … Read more

Dunwich heath and beach

Things to do on your Deafblind UK holiday

Whether you opt for North Wales or Norfolk, here are our favourite things to do by the coast this Spring… North Wales SeaQuarium Rhyl with large print information boards and state of the are touch-screen terminals providing information on the species exhibited. For accessibility please see their website or contact them by phone: 01745 344660. … Read more

Snowdrops in the sun

Spring surprises on a Deafblind UK holiday

All of our caravans are ready and waiting for you to book from March through until the end of October. Why not escape early for that much needed break before the holiday season really begins and the crowds gather – and enjoy the peace and quiet! “It’s time away from all the hospital appointments.” March … Read more