Deafblind Awareness Week

Deafblind Awareness Week Begins - Learn about the history.

In 1984, American President Ronald Reagan announced that the last week of June would be dedicated to people with deafblindess and to celebrating the life of Helen Keller – famous author, lecturer, and advocate for people with disabilities. Read More...

Deafblind Awareness Week - 24 to 30 June 2014

Forsight Australia will celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week in 2014, with the following activities:

1. The launch of the Rubella Network around Australia. This network will link into the Rubella European Network that is centred at Sense UK and coordinated by Joff McGill.

Joff McGill addressed the final plenary session at the 9th National Deafblind Conference hosted by Forsight Australia at the Mercure Central Hotel in Sydney on 7 and 8 June 2014. Trish Wetton CEO of Forsight Australia joined the Rubella European Network at the 8th DbI European Deafblind Conference held in Lille France on 22 to 25 August 2012 and returned from this conference with plans to launch the Australian Rubella Network at the Australian conference. Read More...

Deafblind Awareness Week

Deafblind Awareness Week is celebrated all around the world during the week ending 2nd July 2011.  If you wish to visit the billboard featuring Helen Keller in the Big Apple NY click here

The Forsight Foundation for the Deafblind is celebrating Helen Keller’s birthday also on 2nd July.  A Musical Evening with the theme ‘Mama Mia’ will be enjoyed by 32 deafblind adults with additional disabilities and their support workers at Forsight’s Group Home Support Centre at North Rocks, Sydney, Australia.

Deafblind Awareness Week - 2011

We will be celebrating Helen Keller's birthday in 2011 with a Musical Evening and Dinner to be held at Forsight's Group Home Support Centre in North Rocks on Saturday 2nd July 2011. The theme of the evening will be "Mama Mia" so there will be lots of dancing and ABBA music. Prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding performers among residents and staff.