26 June – 2 July

Raising awareness of the people with multi-sensory impairment, or deafblindness.

Deafblind Awareness Week is always on what would have been Helen Keller’s birthday, 27 June. It’s all about learning about what life is like for those who are deafblind, and celebrating the achievements of people who are deafblind.

For more information about Deafblind Awareness Week visit Sense.org.uk.

What is deafblindness?

Deafblindness is having both sight and hearing loss that affect your everyday life.

Some people are born deafblind. This is called congenital deafblindness. Others become deafblind later in life. This is known as acquired deafblindness.

Are you deafblind, or do you know someone who is?

Get in touch with Sense by visiting the following link: Click here

Deafblind person saying hello to another person through hand contact