Deafblind Awareness Week

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.

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.

Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 – ‘In the know’

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!

Join us and help make a difference!

There are lots of different ways you can take part in Deafblind Awareness Week – from sharing our social media graphics to learning top tips on how to make life easier for people with sight and hearing loss.

Please come back soon to find out about Deafblind Awareness Week 2022!


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