An important role of DBA is to help empower people who are deafblind and support them to be self-determined and to advocate for themselves.
People who are deafblind can and do achieve their goals, given effective supports and services.
We represent and advocate for people with deafblindness to work to improve these supports and services in Australia.
Imagine not being able to see or hear – how would you communicate, how would you go shopping, how would you make friends?
The last week of June is Deafblind Awareness week (DBAW). It is the time where deafblind people, their families and supporters organise celebrations, hold events and raise community awareness on the challenges of being deafblind.
AFDO welcomes the Australian Human Rights Commission preliminary decision not to grant an exemption under the Federal Disability Discrimination Act to Queensland Rail.
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations commends Human Rights Watch for the comprehensive and harrowing report released yesterday into the abuse and neglect of people with disability in Australia’s prisons.