Deafblind Awareness Week


Tune in to your sight and hearing this Deafblind Awareness Week

Deafblind Awareness Week is 26th June to 2nd July and DeafBlindUK are asking everyone to tune in to their sight and hearing! This means being aware of changes and looking out for signs of deterioration in yourself and others.

During the week, they’ll be sharing information about the early signs of sight and hearing loss and why it’s so important to seek support from day one.

Click here to find out more and get involved today with DeafBlind UK! 

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 it affects everyone differently, some people need to make small changes to the way they go about everyday life and some people will rely on others for communication and getting about.

Get involved

There are lots of ways that you can get involved in Deafblind Awareness Week and raise awareness of this increasingly common condition. Why not take the opportunity to make your workplace more inclusive and deafblind friendly too? Here are three ways your business can take part:

  • Make your business more deafblind friendly – click here for help and advice.
  • Book a deafblind awareness talk to help your staff understand more about accessibility and supporting people with sight and hearing loss at work.
  • Show your support by sharing our information and facts about deafblindness on social media. You can find us on LinkedInFacebookInstagram and Twitter. Don’t forget to use alt. text on your images, and of course the #DeafblindAwarenessWeek hashtag!

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