Deafblind People

Useful links

     A-Z to deafblindness
    All you need know about deafblindness and the deafblind.

     World Federation of the Deafblind

     Deafblind International
    World organisation promoting services for deafblind people

     European Deafblind Union

     European Deafblind Network
    European NGO of organisations of deafblind people, family members and professionals

     Danish Association of the Deafblind

     Finnish Deafblind Association

    French resource center providing information and services to deafblind people, their families and professionals

     Deutsches Taubblindenwerk gGmbH
    Training center and residential home for the deafblind in Germany

     Lega Del Filo d'Oro
    The Lega del Filo d'Oro has as its objective the assistance, education, rehabilitation treatment and re-integration of people who are deafblind and have multisensory deficits.

     Center for Deaf-blind Persons, Israel

     Norwegian Association of the Deafblind

     Association of the Swedish Deafblind

    UK's leading organisation for people who are deafblind or have associated disabilities

Resolution of the 5th EBU Deafblind Conference
(Fredericia, Denmark, 20 October 2003)

In line with all United Nations conventions on Human Rights and the United Nations Standard Rules on Equalisation of Opportunities for People with Disabilities :

We, representatives of the deafblind people in Europe, united at the 5th EBU Deafblind Conference on October 20th 2003, in Fredericia, Denmark, urge all governments in Europe

- To recognise deafblindness as a unique disability ;

- To recognise all persons with deafblindness as persons with the right to full participation in all areas of society including education, information, communication, employment, social and political life ;

- To ensure the quality of life, social inclusion, opportunities of employment, mobility, and full participation of all persons with deafblindness by providing the necessary services including :

- To ensure a legal basis for the necessary provisions and services, as well as ensuring that the development and delivery of services take place in partnership and dialogue with deafblind persons and their organisations.