Deafblind Awareness Week 2022

27th June - 3rd July 2022

Each year during Deafblind Awareness Week we run events, activities and campaigns  to raise awareness of dual sensory loss.  We aim to inspire those living with deafblindness and to raise awareness of dual sensory loss. Deafblind Awareness Week is always at the end of June to commemorate Helen Kellar’s birthday, 27th June. Helen Keller’s work made a huge difference to the field of sight and hearing loss. Without her efforts, the world today may be very different for deafblind people.

What is deafblindness?

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.

'In the know' about deafblindness

Are you in the know? Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 runs from 27th June – 3rd July and we will make sure that even more people are ‘in the know’ about deafblindness. Look out for facts and information about the condition as well as your chance to ask our experts whatever you want!

How to take part

This page has everything you need to get involved with Deafblind Awareness Week – whether you’re a business, school or want to share your support among family and friends.

Taking part is easy and will help to raise awareness for people living with sight and hearing loss!

Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 Deafblind UK

Download Deafblind Awareness Week posters

Help us raise awareness and learn more about deafblindness with these posters. They’re a great way to show your support at school, work or in your community. Each poster contains facts about deafblindness for you to share. Just download, print and stick!

'Red and white canes' - download poster

'You can't always tell' - download poster

Get involved on social media

You can raise awareness for deafblindness on social media. Show your support by using the #DeafblindAwarenessWeek hashtag and talking about deafblindness.

If you need some inspiration, check out our suggested messages and pictures below. Please share them on your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts so we can help more people than ever be ‘in the know’ about deafblindness!

Twitter: I’m supporting #DeafblindAwarenessWeek and @DeafblindUK to raise awareness for people living with sight and hearing loss!

Facebook: I’m supporting #DeafblindAwarenessWeek to raise awareness for people living with sight and hearing loss! Over 400,000 people in the UK are living with both sight and hearing loss, and it can affect anyone.

Instagram: I’m supporting #DeafblindAwarenessWeek and @DeafblindUKCharity to raise awareness for people living with sight and hearing loss. Did you know that over 400,000 people in the UK are living with combined sight and hearing loss? Deafblindness can affect anyone, and you can be born #Deafblind or develop sight and hearing loss as you get older.

You can download pictures to go with your posts on this page, too!

Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 Deafblind UK

Download Deafblind Awareness Week images

Help us raise awareness and learn more about deafblindness with these posters. They’re a great way to show your support at school, work or in your community. Each poster contains facts about deafblindness for you to share. Just download, print and stick!

'In the know' - Deafblind Awareness Week banner

'Red and white canes' - information card

'You can't always tell' - information card

For businesses

Get involved with Deafblind Awareness Week at work, so your clients and staff know you care about people living with sight and hearing loss. Here are three ways your business can take part:

  • Use the #DeafblindAwarenessWeek hashtag. Sharing information about deafblindness on your social media will make a real difference in helping us get more people 'in the know' about living with sight and hearing loss. Here's a post you can share to show your support: 'It’s #DeafblindAwarenessWeek and we’re raising awareness for people living with sight and hearing loss. Over 400,000 people in the UK have sight and hearing loss – and we’re supporting Deafblind UK to help make sure more people than ever are ‘in the know’ about living with deafblindness'.
  • Book a free deafblind awareness talk to help your staff understand more about accessibility and supporting people with sight and hearing loss at work.
  • Share our content! We will share lots of information, stories and facts about deafblindness during the week. Support us by sharing our posts with your followers. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 Deafblind UK

Share your experience

If you or someone you care about has sight and hearing loss, Deafblind Awareness Week is a chance to share your experience and help more people get ‘in the know’ about deafblindness.

  • What’s it like living with someone with sight and hearing loss?
  • Is there anything you wish people knew about life with sight and hearing loss?
  • How can people help make places and activities more accessible for you?

We’d love to hear your stories, tips and advice! Remember to use the #DeafblindAwarenessWeek hashtag and tag us if you’re posting on social media.

Get the Deafblind Awareness Week logo

If you need to use the Deafblind Awareness Week logo, you can download a high quality version of it from the link below.

Get the logo here.

Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 Deafblind UK

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