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- International Conference on Deafblindness 21-24 May 2013, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, The Conference included the first EBU Deafblind Women's Forum, held on May 21, whose title was:
"Deafblindness: we, the women - Being a recognized deafblind woman with equal rights in modern society”.
Key papers to be found at the International Conference links: http://nasgb.org/dokladi_mk_2013_en.html in English. Bulgarian translated versions at: http://nasgb.org/dokladi_mk_2013.html
In addition, you can read an account of the forum (.doc 26ko) by Angelina Pimpinella and the resulting resolutions (.doc 316 ko) (word documents).
As deafblindness is a specific disability, the European Deafblind Union (EDBU) is the qualified organization representing their unique needs.
EBU and EDBU work closely together and have representatives in both Unions.
Deafblindness is a condition that combines in varying degrees both hearing and sight loss. Two sensory impairments multiply and intensify the impact of each other, creating a severe disability with a high risk of isolation and exclusion. Deafblindness is different and therefore requires specific actions and solutions.