17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019

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

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

In keeping with this theme, we aim to showcase research, experiences and best practices that are shaping the world for those who are deafblind. This conference is 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.


Conference registration is now open.


Call for papers – NOW CLOSED 

The call for papers is now closed.

Thank you to all authors who submitted abstracts. Notifications will be sent via email to the submitting authors in November, 2018.