Successful technical Workshop on the 2nd WFDB Global Report on Persons with Deafblindness

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  On 29th and 30th July 2021, the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), the African Disability Forum (ADF) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) held a two-days technical workshop, in Nairobi, with persons with deafblindness from Kenya, including indigenous youth with deafblindness. The workshop was facilitated by […]

Are you a person with deafblindness? Complete IDA’s 2nd survey on OPDs participation!

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  The International Disability Alliance has launched its 2nd Global Survey on the Participation of organizations of persons with disabilities in Policies and Programmes. Activists and advocates are encouraged to participate! Click here to access IDA Global Survey Click here to access IDA Global Survey in International Sign Why this survey? IDA wants to hear […]

Updates on the SHAPES Project

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WFDB is a consortium member of the SHAPES project, an Innovation Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme involving a total of 14 European countries, including SHAPES’s member countries include Ireland, Belgium, Greece, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Germany. It aims at creating an integrated […]

WFDB celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020

The 3rd of December marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, and aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect […]

June 27th: A historic day to acknowledge the rights of persons with deafblindness.

On the 27th of June 1880, Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. For this reason, the 27th of June is celebrated as International Day of Deafblindness, encouraged to increase the public awareness for people with deafblindness and their rights. WFDB uses this day to share our advocacy work and insist on the importance of […]

COVID-19 and Deafblindness

Recommendations on inclusive policies from the global deafblind community In these times of turmoil, with the whole world severely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, combined with other critical incidents like the recent earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, we must ensure that those who are the most left behind, neglected, vulnerable and exposed to double isolation in any crisis, persons with deafblindness, are also equally protected according to Article 11 of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities […]

6th WFDB’s General Assembly and 12th Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC)

Organized every four years since 1977, the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC) has been a global arena for persons with deafblindness to meet, share and exchange information and experiences with their peers. WFDB will be holding the 6th General Assembly and the 12th HKWC in Nairobi, Kenya on May 4th-11th, 2022. Meetings at the General Assembly […]

WFDB East Africa Workshop – Kampala, Uganda, 22-23 November 2018

On the 22nd and 23rd November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda, the World Federation of the Deafblind held the first workshop of the WFDB in East Africa. The workshop was organized in partnership with the International Disability Alliance (IDA), which also assured the co-facilitation, with financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the […]

Interview with Klas Nelfelt, vice-president of the WFDB

The recently elected vice-president of the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), Klas Nelfelt, was interviewed during the WFDB General Assembly and the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC), in Benidorm, 19-27 June 2018. The events were hosted and co-organised by FASOCIDE – Federación de Asociaciones de Personas Sordociegas de España (Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People) and WFDB, with […]

Interview with Irene McMinn, WFDB board member

One of the new elected members of the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), Irene McMinn, was interviewed during the WFDB General Assembly and the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC), in Benidorm, 19-27 June 2018. The events were hosted and co-organised by FASOCIDE – Federación de Asociaciones de Personas Sordociegas de España (Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People) and […]

Interview to Puspa Raj Rimal, WFDB board member and president of the Deafblind Association Nepal

The recently elected board member of the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), Puspa Raj Rimal, was interviewed during the WFDB General Assembly and the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC), in Benidorm, 19-27 June 2018. The events were hosted and co-organised by FASOCIDE – Federación de Asociaciones de Personas Sordociegas de España (Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People) and […]

Interview with Geir Jensen, president of WFDB at 11th Session of Helen Keller World Conference

The president of the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) was interviewed in the margins of the WFDB General Assembly and the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC), in Benidorm, 19-27 June 2018. The events were hosted and co-organised by FASOCIDE – Federación de Asociaciones de Personas Sordociegas de España (Spanish Federation of Associations of Deafblind People) and […]

Speech by the President, Mr. Geir Jensen, in Finland at the 2nd EDbU Conference

“At the opening ceremony for 2nd EDbU Conference, held in the Scandic Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere, Finland from the 7th to the 9th of June 2017, the WFDB President Mr. Geir Jensen from Norway was invited to hold a welcome/greeting speech on behalf of the WFDB. In his speech the President talked among other issues about […]