2nd Global Report on the Situation of Persons with Deafblindness (2022)

WFDB is currently working on its 2nd Global Report, which will be critical to strengthen the common ground and understanding achieved with the 1st Report published in 2018. It will consolidate it with evidence and good practices from different regions and perspectives from persons with deafblindness, their representative organisations, as well as service providers and other allies. The 2nd Global Report aims to serve as an advocacy tool for persons with deafblindness at national and regional levels. This report will be launched in mid-2022.

Survey on the Situation of Persons with Deafblindness

The purpose of this survey is to gather information for WFDB’s 2nd Global Report, which will be published in 2022, on the situation of persons with deafblindness and assess the current status on the inclusion at country levels.

 This report will build on the findings and recommendations of the first WFDB Global Report published in 2018The aim is to strengthen the data and evidence base, as well as identify and propose good practices to resolve the issues identified in the first report.

The survey was closed on Monday 14th of February 2022.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857159.


The project is coordinated by Rune Jensen and Lucía D’Arino under the supervision of Geir Jensen with technical support from Morgon Banks and Bailey Grey (Independent consultants). The WFDB survey was developed with the support of IDA Secretariat.

WFDB would like to thank all the individuals that contributed to the survey, in particular the Advisory Gorup members, WFDB Executive Council and Regional Representatives that took part in the online consultancy sessions in December 2021.