Deafblind Awareness Week

Deafblind Awareness Week in blue and orange

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.

Scroll down to find out how you can get involved, and discover our videos, graphics and posters which are available to download and share!


Tell one person...

This year, we are asking everyone to share the story of deafblindness with at least one other person. 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!

Click here to read our press release. 


My deafblindness

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.

Get social

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!


Facebook Frame

Deafblind Awareness Week Facebook frame

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.


 

Logos - click to download

Social media graphics - click to download

Email signature - click to download 

A4 posters - click to download