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Deafblind Awareness Week

DeafBlind Awareness Week is an annual event that takes place during the last week of June. This coincides with the birthday of Helen Keller on June 27, 1880. This national advocacy campaign has been held each year since 1984 when the then-President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation in recognition of this special week. The purpose of DeafBlind Awareness Week is to raise public awareness about individuals who have combined hearing and vision loss. Today, there are 2.4 million people who are DeafBlind in the United States.

The awareness week aims to promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by DeafBlind individuals and to celebrate their unique abilities and contributions to society. During this week, various organizations and advocates host events and activities to increase public awareness and promote inclusivity and accessibility for DeafBlind individuals.

We use this week to help raise awareness for those in the CHARGE community that are deafblind – including the unique challenges they face every day.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Here are some ways that you can help raise awareness

  1. Share your story with us! Fill out this form and send a photo to have your story featured on our Facebook and Instagram.
  2. Send us a “Day in the Life” video to share on our TikTok channel.
  3. Start a Facebook Fundraiser in honor of the week.