Deafblind Awareness Week

Deafblind Awareness Week

27 June – 3 July 2022

Deafblindness is far more common than many people realise… around 400,000 people are affected by sight and hearing loss in the UK. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium nearly five times!

It affects everyone differently, some might need to adjust the settings on their TV or turn up the volume on the phone, and others might need assistance dogs, canes and more formal care.

But for anyone affected, everyday activities can be difficult and time consuming. Imagine trying to book a doctor’s appointment, meet a friend for coffee, or even make dinner if you can’t see or hear very well.

My deafblindness

During Deafblind Awareness Week we’re showing that everyone experiences deafblindness in different ways. Watch these videos below to find out how Molly, John and Jack are affected.

Share the story

This year, we are asking everyone to share the story of deafblindness. So, be aware of deafblindness, understand how to help someone who has it and to tell someone else about it, to help spread the word. The more people who understand the condition, the more we can make life a little easier for people who are affected by it. By working together, we can make a huge difference!

Visit https://deafblind.org.uk/deafblind-awareness-week for downloadable content to help you pass on the message and spread the word!

Get social

To help spread the word this Deafblind Awareness Week, please share our videos on social media or tell a friend about Molly, Jack and John’s stories! You can download the Deafblind Awareness Week logo, social media graphics and email signature below.

Lost for words? Then why not use this text for your posts:

I’m supporting Deafblind Awareness Week by helping more people learn about sight and hearing loss! Click here to find out more: https://deafblind.org.uk/deafblind-awareness-week

And don’t forget to use the hashtag #DeafblindAwarenessWeek in all your posts!

Date

Jun 27 2024 - Jul 03 2024

Time

All Day

Location

UK

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