What we do

 

Our work focuses on ensuring that people with deafblindness are able to access education, healthcare and the means to earn a living, so that they can thrive and live life to their full potential.

Early intervention

Helping early identification of infants with deafblindness

Inclusive education

Supporting children with deafblindness to receive a quality education

Vocational training

Enabling young people with deafblindness to establish a livelihood

Advocacy & research

Ensuring lasting change for people with deafblindness

Early intervention

Early intervention

84,000 children

around the world were screened for sight and hearing impairments last year.

Inclusive education

Inclusive education

5,500 children

with deafblindness received specialist educational support at home or at school last year.

Vocational training

Vocational training

945 young people

with deafblindness gained vocational skills to find work or establish a livelihood last year.

Advocacy & research

Advocacy & research

304 decision-makers

were trained on deafblindness last year, including government officials and community leaders.

Our work

We work to identify children with deafblindness as early as possible in life so that, with the right support, they are able to thrive.

We also improve access to quality education and vocational training so that children and young people with deafblindness can become independent, establish a livelihood, and meet their full potential.

Our work takes a rights-based approach. We support people with deafblindness and their families to challenge stigma, discrimination and other barriers that exist within society so that their rights are recognised and realised – now and in the future.

Find out more about our objectives