17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019 Conference Program Available

Earlybird closes end February.

Have you booked your ticket yet? The conference program for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference has now been released! If you want to secure your place at the conference and learn more about accessibility, communication and technology for those who are deafblind, make sure to register.

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The Deafblind International conference offers a rich and engaging program featuring worldwide perspectives on accessibility, communication and technology to empower the deafblind community.

The program also includes a family forum covering a range of topics including the experience of family life when one parent has deafblindness, to parents of young adults with deafblindness describing their children’s health behaviours over time.

The Global Report on Deafblindness will also be presented at the 2019 Conference.

Register now!

Earlybird closes 28 February 2019.

Deafblind International and Able Australia invite you to register for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019.

The conference theme is:
Sharing the knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology. “Now is your time to ACT”

In keeping with this theme, we aim to showcase research, experiences and best practices that are shaping the world for those who are deafblind. This conference is not only for academics and professionals working in the field of deafblindness, but also professional interpreters and communication guides, people who are deafblind, together with families of people with both acquired and congenital deafblindness.

For registration costs and inclusions, please go here: dbi 2019 registration

Ryan Honschooten – Blind Sailor from Perth says:

“Flight booked: its real! I am crewing in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart on board Kayle sailors with disabilities

All thanks to sponsor Irvin Bullbars

Keep track of Ryan and the other members of the crew in the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart hatch race.

To be blind only means you cant see.

Presentation on Inclusive Travel for People with a Disability

As part of a final assignment for a LeadAbility training program in Western Australia, a small group of those LeadAbility partisipants made up of Erin Marshall, Zeliha Iscel, Erin Wood, Jodie Archer and Brie Glassborow, put together a presentation on inclusive travel.

The PowerPoint slideshow used during the Presentation can be accessed here: Inclusive Travel Slideshow (pptx file)

About LeadAbility

This immersive and collaborative course builds leadership skills to enable people to become more influential, confident and effective leaders. LeadAbility is open to people with disabilities as well as carers across the WA community. Successful applicants are those who have a clear personal vision and purpose, and who want to work in a group environment to help others grow and develop.

Go here for more information on LeadAbility

World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly

The World Blind Union – Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly 2014 will be held on 21-24 November in Hong Kong.

Live streaming broadcast of the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops will be arranged at the official website of the Assembly. Interested parties can watch the programs on line by clicking on the “Live” icon next to the title of relevant sessions in the program overview page http://wbuapga2014.org/en_pro.php during the event.

For more information about the Assembly, please visit the WBU official website

join Self Advocacy and Peer Support on Dec 3 in Northbridge

International Day of People With Disability with Self Advocacy and Peer Support WA



Live Music from “Loose Tooth” and Dave Regan and the Accessible Soapbox!

Join Advocacy and Peer Support WA to groove, listen and have a say.

Poetry; Stories; Disability Clothesline; Music, Song and Dance; Reverse tin rattle; Cheerleaders

Wednesday December 3rd, 2pm to 5pm at the Northbridge Piazza, Cnr James St and Lake St Northbridge

An event for people with disability and the community, by people with disability for International Day of People with Disability.

Accessible venue, Auslan interpreters, on Blue CAT bus route (nearest stop 12), accessible parking at State Library and Aberdeen St, public. Accessible toilets on James St.

Supported by Disability Advocacy in WA.

Further information contact Sam on 0412887674 or mermaid@bunyip.wheelycreek.net