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What is Deafblindness?

27/11/2018

What is Deafblindness? Deafblindness is a unique and isolating sensory disability resulting from the combination of both hearing and vision loss or impairment with significant impacts on communication, socialisation, mobility and daily living. Causes of Deafblindness There are over 70 known causes of deafblindness. Causes can be categorised into two groups: acquired (loss is acquired […]

Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre Meet George

29/09/2018

Meet George as he uses the facilities at the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre George’s Workout

17th International Deafblind Conference 2019

22/11/2017

  17th International Deafblind Conference It is never too early to start saving! Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019. Save this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what’s on, […]

Deafblind West Australians Christmas Party 2017

22/11/2017

You’re invited!! Deafblind West Australians Christmas Party Funded by “Lets Connect” Come along for a delicious Spit Roast Christmas Picnic and Ice-cream!!!! When:    Sunday December 3rd, 2017 Time:     11.00am to 3.00pm Where:   Bardon Park – Corner Fourth Ave East and Bardon Place, Maylands !!! BYO Cold Drinks !!! !!! BYO Chairs and/or Rugs […]

Discussion with Colin Barnett MLA

22/11/2017

Calling Deafblind West Australians Discussion with Colin Barnett MLA Member for Cottesloe, former Premier of West Australia     Eddie Szczpanik Chairperson of DBWA has arranged a meeting with former West Australian Premier Colin Barnett.  Purpose of this meeting is to raise awareness and advocate for the needs of people living with deafblindness in Western […]

DeafBlind Awareness Week MINI CONFERENCE

8/06/2017

Deafblind Awareness Week is celebrated internationally each year to coincide with Helen Keller’s birthday on 27 June. Take a moment and think of all the things you see and hear each day. Whether it is news headlines, accessing the internet, a loved one’s smile, your favorite song on the radio or a conversation with a […]

Come Celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week 26th June – 2nd July, 2017

8/06/2017

Celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week by joining us on a historical ‘Walking Tour’ in Perth City. We want to make Deafblind people visible in our community and help raise awareness that people who are deafblind can, with the right support, access the world around them. The tour will be run by the “Two feet and a […]

The Project – Imagine for a Moment

10/04/2017

Imagine for a moment that you’re unable to see and hear the world around you. That’s the reality for hundreds of thousands of Australians currently living deafblind. Go here to access the Channel 10 “The Project” recent showing Imagine for a Moment you’re Unable to…

Qantas Carer Concession Card

4/03/2017

The Qantas Carer Concession Card is issued to people with disability and high level support needs who require the full-time assistance of a carer whilst they are on the aircraft. A person is eligible if they need to have one-on-one support when seated on the aircraft for assistance with meals/drinks, transferring to the bathroom, orientation, […]

<p>Deafblind West Australians – ‘Sculpture by the Sea’

25/02/2017

When: Wednesday 15th of March, 2017 10.00 am Sharp Where: Cottesloe Beach Sculpture by the Sea is Perth’s largest free outdoor art exhibition, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean, the exhibition will feature sculptures from local, interstate and international artists. R.S.V.P: Numbers are limited so please RSVP by end of February,2017 to: Karen Wickham: Mobile: 0424 […]