Welcome to Deafblind Australia

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We represent and advocate for Deafblind people around the country. We are committed to diversity, inclusiveness, self-determination and advocacy.

We work to improve supports and services and to empower Deafblind people to be self-determining and self-advocating.

Our aim is for the Deafblind community and its members to thrive. With the right supports and services, Deafblind people can and do achieve their goals.

Our website keeps you up to date with the latest news and events, and can help you access resources, support and services.

We warmly invite anyone impacted by hearing loss and vision impairment, including people with dual sensory loss and people who identify as Deafblind, along with their families and support networks and professionals working in this space to join our community.

Lived experience stories

Alex using technology to communicate

Lib’s story

Profoundly deaf and fitted with a harness containing two large microphones the size of small, thick coasters, the harness went over my head with the speakers on my chest and…

Vision impaired man uses text to voice on mobile device

Alex’s story

Alex’s Deafblind Camp Stories 9th November: Landed in Perth and spent the day at a Casino and meeting some of the Staff from Senses Foundation. In the afternoon, we all…

Deafblind news

News: Deafblind Awareness Week: DBA Story: Jael McCoskey

30 June, 2024

Meet Jael McCoskey, a Deafblind person originally from the United States. Jael is an emerging leader in the Deafblind Community…

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News: Deafblind Awareness Week: DBA Story: Annmaree Watharow

30 June, 2024

Here is a story on Annmaree Watharow, a Deafblind Australian, a Board member of Deafblind Australia and an academic researcher.Annmaree…

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News: Deafblind Awareness Week: DBA Story: Steve Hardy

29 June, 2024

Steve is from the Sunny Coast, Queensland and is an avid supporter in bringing the best of not only himself,…

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