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Deafblind Interpretation

What is deafblind interpreting? Deafblind interpreting is a requirement in order for people with deafblindness to achieve full participation, equality, independence and self-determination in every area of society. Deafblind interpreting is the provision via an intermediary of both visual and hearing impressions to persons with deafblindness. This comes about through…

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WFDB Global Report 2018

This global report on the situation of persons with deafblindness seeks to start a dialogue between international disability rights and development stakeholders, combining the largest population-based analysis of persons with deafblindness conducted to date, an academic literature review, two surveys conducted among members and partners of WFDB and Sense International.

Presidents Corner

Welcome to the Presidents corner – and my window to the world Dear friends, For the WFDB, and me as its President, 2017 started in the best way possible. Through long-term hard work and dedication, we have secured funding to produce a global report on the status of persons with…

WFDB was established in 2001 and consists today of 75 national and associated member organizations from 62 different countries from all corners of the world. Relationships have been established with The World Blind Union (WBU), The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Deafblind International (DbI) and The World Association of…

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