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Mission statement

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.

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Deafblind Awareness Week 2018

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.