Wales Council of the Blind

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Deafblind Awareness Week 2024

Deafblind Awareness Week (24th to 30th June) is all about learning about what life is like for those who are deafblind, and celebrating the achievements of people who are deafblind.

There are more than 450,000 people who are deafblind in the UK, and it affects people of all ages, including children and young people, although it is more common in older people, because sight and hearing naturally worsen with age.

The Sense website has some 'myth busting' about dual sensory loss. You can also find out about the services that they offer to support people in Wales here.

Deafblind UK will celebrate people living with deafblindness, sharing their stories, achievements and personal successes in order to show that people living with sight and hearing loss often have the same interests, emotions and ambitions as people who are not deafblind. Find out more here.

Follow #DeafblindAwarenessWeek on Twitter throughout the event for more information.