The World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) Online Event
On Wednesday 14th of June 2023, The World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) held an online event on the topic “Presenting WFDB’s 2nd Global Report: Good Practices and Recommendations for the Inclusion of Persons with Deafblindness”. The International Disability Alliance (IDA) was a co-sponsor of the event.
About the Event
The event offered the opportunity to learn about the report, as well as the situation of persons with deafblindness, including good practices and recommendations for their inclusion. Moreover, the SHAPES Project, which is included as a case study in the report, was presented as a good example of how to include persons with deafblindness in large scale projects and mainstream programmers.
Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (CoSP16)
This was a side event organized as part of the 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (CoSP16) which took place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 13 to 15 June 2023. WFDB President Sanja Tarczay and Policy Advisor Lucia D’Arino were present to advocate for the rights of persons with deafblindness.
Recording of event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JnuCTOvjZc&t=5s