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d/Deafblind Awareness Week

June 24 - June 28


d/Deafblind Awareness Week is observed during the last week of June in honour of leading humanitarian Helen Keller’s birthday.

The term deafblindness refers to a combination of visual and auditory impairments and is much more common than many people realise. Over 15 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with severe deafblindness. So, besides commemorating Keller’s accomplishments, this week is a chance to raise awareness of the condition and make the world a more deafblind-friendly place.

Spread the word.

Help spread awareness of the condition and take measures to make the world more deafblind-friendly.

Learn how to interact with a deafblind person.

For example, when you first meet a deafblind person, let them know about your presence by them tapping gently on their shoulder or arm.


June 24
June 28