You’re invited to the Deafblind Convention 2021 – Living better with sight and hearing loss
7th October, 9am – 5pm
Free – click here to register today!
Yes, that’s right, Deafblind UK is hosting the UK’s first virtual deafblind convention and we’d love you to join us from the comfort of your own home.
We have a packed agenda featuring world class speakers from across the globe, all with the shared interest of helping people to live better with sight and hearing loss.
Avril Watson MSc, Newcastle University – Mini Retina: looking in from the outside
Dr. Walter Wittich, University of Montreal – Assistive devices, rehabilitation services and disability policies allow persons with deafblindness to live better – or do they?
Dr. Peter Simcock, Birmingham City University – ‘I just keep going’: The managing and coping experiences of older people ageing with deafblindness
Harriet Dunn, RNIB/ Alder Hey Hospital – The role of the pediatric ECLO in supporting children, young people and families identified as deafblind
Emma Boswell, Sense Usher Service – Sense Usher service – pre and post pandemic
Marcus Hawthorn, NRCPD – An introduction to NRCPD and the importance of registration
Kevin Frost, World Champion Speed Skater
The T-Shirt Twins – A deafblind adventure: Walking and wild camping The Norfolk Coast Path
James Clarke – The Deafblind Runner’s 100 run medals challenge
Lindsey Barrel, Mindfulness, NLP and Reiki practitioner – An introduction to mindfulness
James McVicker and Andrew Barnes, Deafblind UK – Bringing inclusivity to games, apps and sports
BSL interpretation and captioning will be available on the two main streams.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event.