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During the period from May 15 to 25, Marjana Kenda, an expert worker, paid a visit to the Specialist Consultancy for the Deafblind, a Danish organization based in the North Denmark Region. This organization specializes in providing support to individuals with congenital deafblindness. The visit was a part of the Erasmus+ project called “Cross-Cultural Project on Deafblindness.”


The Specialist Consultancy for the Deafblind is part of a comprehensive center that offers services to people of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, who are living with congenital deafblindness across the country. Aside from visiting the organization’s headquarters in Aalborg, Marjana also spent a few days at a residential unit specifically catering to young children with deafblindness. This allowed her to gain valuable insights into the approaches, work methods, and guidelines employed by the educators who support these children.

The Danish organization visit concluded on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, with a themed day held at the University College of Northern Denmark (UCN). As part of this event, a hybrid seminar titled “Human Rights and the Identification of Deafblindness” was organized. Various experts spoke at the seminar, emphasizing the significance of recognizing and acknowledging deafblindness as an independent and distinct disability. This recognition is fundamental in safeguarding the basic human rights of individuals with deafblindness. During the seminar, Marjana Kenda represented the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN and presented the situation regarding the provision of human rights for individuals with deafblindness in Slovenia.


Združenje DLAN is very proud of its successful collaboration with the Danish organization, which enables them to learn from the best in the field of deafblindness and find inspiration for their future work.