Sight and hearing loss charities host Deafblind Awareness Week.
2018 Theme – ‘Life is Still an Adventure!’
Deafblind Awareness Week runs from 25th June to 1st July 2018. During this time, Deafblind Scotland, Deafblind UK, and other organisations will host a series of events and activities to raise awareness of dual sensory loss.
Do you know someone who has the TV turned up far to high, who often asks you to repeat yourself or who doesn’t recognise you if you pass in the street?
Combined sight and hearing loss, particularly milder forms, is more common than we think. With an estimated 394,000 people now considered to be affected by dual sensory loss, it is likely that we know someone affected by this. During Deafblind Awareness Week we encourage you to think about friends and relatives who might be affected by sight and hearing loss and talk to them about it; try to understand what they are going through and learn what you can do to help.
2018 Guest Bloggers – Life is Still an Adventure…
Evelyn Brown – Video Blog here.
Bob Nolan – Video Blog here.
You can also take a look back at our 2017 Guest Bloggers:
Hollie Whitfield – Hollie shares her experiences growing up with her dad who is deafblind.
John (DBUK) – A deafblind archer’s story.
John (DBUK) – A deafblind paraclimber’s story.
Rogan Welsh – Rogan shares the experience of his late wife Emily acquiring deafblindness.
Question and Answer sessions, Live on Twitter
Monday 25th to Friday 29th June 2018 @dbscotland
Simply Tweet your question with the hashtag #askDBAW to @dbscotland for an expert to answer
Don’t miss out during Deaf blind Awareness Week – Special event: Monday 25th June
McClures Free Will Clinic – www.mcclure-solicitors.co.uk/will-reviews
Monday 25th June, 10am – 4pm
To book phone 0800 852 1999
Deafblind Awareness Week 2017
What happened during Deafblind Awareness Week 2017…
How did you take part?
Let us know by email or Tweet/Facebook @dbscotland use #DBAW17
Live lunchtime Q&A on Twitter with DBUK and Community Care Opticians.
Red and White Day Activities – Millersneuk Primary visited the new DbS Learning and Development Centre.
Deafblind Scotland collecting cans in local Lenzie and Kirkintilloch shops and businesses:
Thank you to: Flawless, I Sew 2, Susan Kincaide Hair Salon, The Wee Fish Market, Solo Hair, Stewart Walker Newsagents, Nuthouse Barbers, Townhead Dry Cleaners, Townhead Bargains, Sinclair Pharmacy, U- Save, Billingtons, Rose and Thyme, Andrew King Optitions, Nuthouse Barbers, Town and Country, Pacitti Jones, Cornicopia, Gymnastics, The Grove, Da Carlo Fish and Chip Shop, No 52, DS Anderson CA, Lion and Star, Oak Tree Dental, Picolo, Phone Plus, Spec Savers, Rasol Lenzie, Reflection Hair Salon Lenzie, Town and Country Lenzie, N& S Motors Lenzie.