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22 October is European Day of the Deafblind. It was initiated by the European Deafblindness Union (EDbU), which has been working for many years for the recognition of deafblindness as a disability in its own right and for the full social inclusion of people with deafblindness in all European countries.

The European Day of Deafblind People aims to raise awareness about the needs and abilities of people with deafblindness and the systemic regulation of deafblindness.

This year’s European Day of the Deafblind will be celebrated on Friday, 20 October 2023, with the opening of the renovated premises and the celebration of the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN’s full anniversary.

Tomorrow’s day will be marked with a cultural programme co-created by people with deafblindness. Through their performances and speeches, deafblind people draw attention to themselves and want to be heard and seen. They want to turn their handicaps into opportunities.

DLAN is an autonomous and independent professional disability organisation with a representative status for people with deafblindness. It is a full member of the European Deafblind Union (EDbU), the World Federation of the Deafblind and the National Council of Disabled Organisations of Slovenia (NDiOS). It is the only organisation in Slovenia representing deafblindness in the international sphere and is recognised by international organisations.

More information: zdruzenje.dlan@gmail.com