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DBWA Logo. Map of WA as dots with DBWA as Braille dots and the words Deafblind West Australians under the Braille as white words and images on a Navy background
DBWA Logo. Map of WA as dots with DBWA as Braille dots and the words Deafblind West Australians under the Braille as white words and images on a Navy background.

Deafblindness is described as a unique and isolating sensory disability resulting from the combination of both hearing and vision loss or impairment. This has a significant affect on communication, socialisation, mobility and daily living

People who are deafblind can and do achieve their goals, with the right supports and services.

To join Deafblind West Australians go to our
Membership page

Deafblind Awareness Week 2022

As part of Deafblind Awareness Week, Deafblind West Australians are part of a National video of people who are deafblind.

These videos will be shown during the 11th National Deafblind Conference, held in Perth, 29 June to 1 July 2022.

These videos are available on YouTube. These videos have Auslan and are audio described

video 1

video 2

You can also read and download the Transcripts to both videos.

Transcript of video 1

Transcript of video 2

You can share these videos with family and friends.

Happy Deafblind Awareness Week to you all.

DBWA Connect

Deafblind West Australians has created an opportunity for people who are deafblind to “connect” at our DBWA Connect Drop In Centre.

DBWA Connect Christmas Carols 2021

The DBWA Connect Drop In centre is open on Wednesday (fortnightly), We are a drop in centre focused on assistive and adaptive technology literacy in the Deafblind Community. The DBWA Connect Drop In centre is where people who are deafblind can help each other.

Come along and learn basic Auslan from 1PM to 2PM as part of DBWA Connect.

The DBWA Connect Drop In centre is located at The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue Maylands from 12:30PM to 4PM

DBWA Connect Drop in Centre on Facebook
DBWA Connect

For more details contact our Events planner via email events@dbwa.org.au

Deafblind West Australians

Deafblind West Australians provides support and network opportunities for people living with deafblindness in Western Australia.

The DBWA organisation represents people who are deafblind living in Western Australia. This group is currently run by Members and supported by Senses Australia with the intention of becoming autonomous.

Bibbulmun Track Group photo

  • We support people who are deafblind to live fulfilling lives.
  • We help members to undertake activities they would find difficult without support.
  • We organise social events to enable our deafblind members to network and make new friends.
  • We organise educational and training experiences for our members in areas such as medical research, technology and other supports related to deafblindness.
  • We advocate for change and better support for our members and raise awareness of deafblindness in the community.

Scams Awareness in the Deafblind Community

Scams Awareness in the Deaf Community. New Auslan video: scams awareness

This short video (3 minutes and 15 seconds) in Auslan will tell you about how to watch out for scams and protect yourself against them. It also contains information about the most common scam types Consumer Protection sees.

The Video has captions and spoken English.

watch out for scams and protect yourself Auslan Video

Report a scam
Scam reporting is vital to disrupting scammers.

Use our Report a scam form if you have encountered a scammer or ask for further advice by contacting WA ScamNet on 1300 304 054
WA ScamNet can also assist via TTY/Voice 133 677 or speak and listen (SSR) 1300 555 727

WA ScamNet website

Reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability

People with disability in Australia are more likely to experience abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation than people without disability. Every person with disability has the right to feel and be safe. If you think abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation is happening to a person with disability, you need to report it. We all have a responsibility to make our community safe.

Find out more at our Reporting abuse and neglect webpage

COVID-19 Information

For information and resources on Coronavirus (COVID19) please go to our COVID19 page