17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019

Welcome to the 17th Deafblind International World Conference website. The conference, hosted by Able Australia, took place August 12 -16, 2019 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The conference theme was: 
Sharing the knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology.
"Now is your time to ACT!"

In keeping with this theme, the conference showcased research, experiences and best practices that are shaping the world for those who are deafblind. This conference was not only for academics and professionals working in the field of deafblindness, but also professional interpreters and communication guides, people who are deafblind, together with families of people with both acquired and congenital deafblindness.