Useful links to other organisations
We have put together a list of useful links to some other organisations which represent deafblind people and support and promote deafblindness.
Sense is a parent organisation to Sense International. The Sense website is a good source of information on deafblindness and the organisation's work in the UK.
The World Federation of the Deafblind
An organisation of deafblind people which aims to improve the quality of life of deafblind people worldwide and is campaigning to have deafblindness acknowledged internationally as a unique disability.
Deafblind International (DbI)
DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, deafblind people and administrators to raise awareness of deafblindness and to support the development of services to enable a good quality of life for deafblind children and adults of all ages.
Perkins International works with local partners in 67 countries to change what it means to be blind or deafblind through access to information, education, and technology.
Latin America resource centre on deafblindness
A Spanish language website with a wide range of resources for deafblind people, professionals and families.
European Deafblind Network (EDbN)
EDbN was established in 1987 by national representatives of deafblind organisations, family members' organisations and professional organisations from the EU countries. Its aim is to achieve equal rights for deafblind people, and to be a European forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the area of deafblindness.
European Deafblind Union (EDBU)
Founded in 2003, EDBU joins together European deafblind people's organisations. It works for equality and full participation in society by deafblind people in all European countries.
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
NCDB is a US organisation which brings together the resources of three agencies with long histories of expertise in the field of deaf-blindness, The Teaching Research Institute (TRI), the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC), and the Perkins School for the Blind.
Kentalis is a Dutch organisation which has specialised for 220 years in providing diagnostic, care and educational services to people with difficulties in hearing and communication, including deafblind people.
Disability and development resources
Source is an international online resource centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on disability and inclusion in development and humanitarian contexts. It is primarily intended for use by practitioners and academics. Sense International has worked with Source to produce a list of resources focusing on deafblindness and multi-sensory impairment.
Bond Disability and Development Group
The Bond Disability and Development Group supports international NGOs and donors to work more effectively to include disabled people in their development work.
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First published: Friday 30 August 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18 September 2014