27 June - 3 July 2021 is Deafblind Awareness Week
Deafblindness is far more common than many people realise... around 400,000 people are affected by sight and hearing loss in the UK. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly five times!
It affects everyone differently, some might need to adjust the settings on their TV or turn up the volume on the phone, and others might need assistance dogs, canes and more formal care.
But for anyone affected, everyday activities can be difficult and time consuming. Imagine trying to book a doctor’s appointment, meet a friend for coffee, or even make dinner if you can’t see or hear very well.
During Deafblind Awareness Week we're showing that everyone experiences deafblindness in different ways. Watch the videos below to find out how Molly, John and Jack are affected.
Share the story
This year, we are asking everyone to share the story of deafblindness. So, be aware of deafblindness, understand how to help someone who has it and to tell someone else about it, to help spread the word. The more people who understand the condition, the more we can make life a little easier for people who are affected by it. By working together, we can make a huge difference!
Scroll down for videos and downloadable content to help you pass on the message and spread the word!
To help spread the word this Deafblind Awareness Week, please share our videos on social media or tell a friend about Molly, Jack and John’s stories! You can download the Deafblind Awareness Week logo, social media graphics and email signature below.
Lost for words? Then why not use this text for your posts:
I’m supporting Deafblind Awareness Week by helping more people learn about sight and hearing loss! Click here to find out more: https://deafblind.org.uk/deafblind-awareness-week
And don’t forget to use the hashtag #DeafblindAwarenessWeek in all your posts!
Another quick and easy way to show your support and raise awareness is to add our new frame to your Facebook profile picture!
Simply log in to Facebook, click on update profile picture then add frame and search for Deafblind Awareness Week 2021.