Deafblind Awareness Week

22 - 28 June 2020

During Deafblind Awareness Week, we want to make things easier for people who have sight and hearing loss, both in the home and when they're out and about.

Live better with sight and hearing loss

If you or someone you know is living with sight and hearing loss, our new leaflet called 'Live better with sight and hearing loss' can give you some practical suggestions to make things easier at home and when you're out and about. Click here to read more. 

Is your business deafblind friendly?

Nearly 15 million people in the UK have problems with their sight, hearing or both. There are some really simple and inexpensive things that you can do to make your business more attractive to people who have sight and/or hearing loss. Click here to read more.

Win £500!

Enter our virtual balloon race on 3rd July and you could win £500! All you have to do is buy your balloons for just £3 each. You will have the chance to decorate your balloon and select how much helium you use, it's shape and the thickness of the rubber. Then the clever folks at Ecoracing will use real time weather information to track your balloons' progress and the winning balloon will win £500! Click here to take part. 

If you have been gifted a balloon for the race, click here for instructions on how to activate your code.

Helen Keller

What is Deafblind Awareness Week?

Deafblind Awareness Week marks the birthday of Helen Keller, a truly inspirational deafblind lady whose work has changed the world for people with sight and hearing loss. During Deafblind Awareness Week, we aim to continue to inspire those living with deafblindness and to raise awareness of dual sensory loss in the same way that Helen did. Click here to read more. 

Materials and resources

Want to help us spread the word about Deafblind Awareness Week? Then click here to download posters and social media graphics.