We have four strategic objectives which provide focus to our work:
- Ensure quality services:
Working with partners, we help to strengthen services and ensure that there is adequate provision of support for people with deafblindness.
We have a specific focus on early identification and care for infants, education for children, and work opportunities for young people.
- Improve knowledge and understanding of deafblindness:
We work together with parents and caregivers, health and education professionals, and government ministries to deepen understanding and awareness of deafblindness.
This includes building evidence through research and through our work to demonstrate viable solutions to specific issues and how these can be replicated.
- Support people with deafblindness so that their voice is heard:
Working alongside individuals, their families, and Organisations of People with Disabilities (OPDs), we share learning to support people with deafblindness to take the lead and advocate for their rights.
We are particularly committed to supporting young people to develop leadership and self-advocacy skills.
- Advocate to ensure the rights of people with deafblindness are recognised and realised:
Consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), our work is centred on the belief that all people with deafblindness are entitled to have their rights recognised and realised.
We work collaboratively through civil society networks to ensure that the rights of people with deafblindness and other complex disabilities are understood and considered in policy and practice.
For more information, download a copy of our strategy here:
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