Deafblind Awareness Week takes place from 27th June to 3rd July and DeafBlind UK are asking everyone to tell one person about deafblindness!
“You don’t look blind”
During Deafblind Awareness Week, Deafblind UK will be sharing a series of videos called ” My Deafblindness” . These stories, from people who are living with sight and hearing loss, show how differently the condition affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
What is deafblindness?
Deafblindness is a combined sight and hearing impairment. It doesn’t always mean no sight or hearing, although for some people this is the case. It affects around 400,000 people in the UK and everyone experiences it differently. Some people need to make small changes to the way they go about everyday life, while others rely on support for communicating and getting about.
By working together, we can make a huge difference!
There are lots of different ways you can take part in Deafblind Awareness Week, from sharing our videos to learning how to make life easier for people with sight and hearing loss, click here to get involved!
But whatever you do, please tell at least one person about the condition and help make life easier for people living with sight and hearing loss. Thank you!