A purple Deafblind UK gazebo and table set up on grass at a summer event.

Dates for your diary

Can you get involved with Deafblind UK and help us to help people who are living with sight and hearing loss? We would love you to join #TeamDeafblindUK for the following events: 16th November 2019, Deafblind Penalties, Peterborough We’re looking for volunteers to help out with a bucket collection at the Peterborough Sports FC v … Read more

Mick and his guide dog, Usher

Winging it for Deafblind UK!

Deafblind UK member, Mick is no stranger to high-adrenaline fundraising challenges. Last year he completed a sky dive, raising funds for Guide Dogs UK in honour of his dutiful guide dog, Usher, and just a few months ago he raced down the world’s fastest zipwire at 100mph raising £1,100 for Deafblind UK. On a sunny … Read more

A man and a woman sitting on a sofa, talking

The right to an assessment

For years, Deafblind UK and other charities have campaigned for the rights of people with dual sensory loss. This has now been acknowledged in specific legislation (The Care Act 2014) but do enough people know about this? We wanted to discover whether people with sight and hearing loss know that they are entitled to a … Read more

The accessible listening slider

Personalised listening

The BBC is trialing an exciting new feature called “accessible and enhanced audio” (A&E) which allows audiences to change the audio mix of a TV programme to suit their individual needs. Click here to watch an episode of Casualty and put it to the test! Deafblind UK Trustee Roger said: “Our hearing is very personal … Read more

Mick (right) with his wife Chris (left)

Wing it with Mick!

We’ve had the pleasure of working with and writing about many of our inspirational members. However, few are as awe-inspiring as Mick, a passionate fundraiser and daredevil! Essex-based Mick began to lose his peripheral vision at the age of 25. He was referred to Moorfields Hospital in London, where he was diagnosed with optic nerve … Read more

Three people sitting down at a music festival with their backs to the camera

Accessibility at music festivals

With a whole summer of festivals lined up for us, organisers are doing their bit to make sure each event is as inclusive as possible. This summer, make sure you know what is available to you at festivals with our accessibility guide. Free access Personal assistants can generally apply for an extra ticket to attend … Read more

Dilwyn and Gaby’s story

Dilwyn, 88, lives alone in a semi-detached house in one of the outlying villages of Wrexham. He began losing his eyesight 19 years ago and is now completely blind. Realising he was becoming cut off from his community, Dilwyn contacted Social Services for help for his loneliness. He says, “The biggest challenge is being on … Read more