Deafblind Victoria (DBV) is a self-advocacy group run by and for Deafblind people in Victoria, Australia.
The main activities of DBV are:
- Deafblind social events and peer support
- Deafblind awareness workshops
- Producing and sharing information and resources
- Advising and consulting about deafblindness
To learn about the people running DBV, click here.
For the latest news from DBV, click here.
“Being “Deafblind” as a disability is not the problem. But, it is the lack of accessibility and awareness that society holds”.
Aims and objectives
Deafblind Victoria aims to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for Deafblind people, through advocacy, awareness raising and peer support. Our mission is to empower Deafblind people to stand up for our rights, and to make our lives more accessible and inclusive.
One of the main barriers faced by Deafblind people is the lack of access to Auslan interpreters, notetakers and communication guides. We need these services to communicate with the wider community and lead full and productive lives.
“Auslan Interpreters are our ears and Communication Guides are our eyes. These two services working together gives us better access into the wider community”.
On the DBV website, you will find events and resources that help the wider community communicate better with Deafblind people and understand Deafblind culture.