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2nd Announcement

2nd Announcement: 10th Helen Keller World Conference and the 4th WFDB General Assembly

Second Announcement

World Federation of the DeafBlind, WFDB, 10th HKWC and 4th WFDB General Assembly will be held in the Manila area, Philippines November 6-11 2013.

Hosting organization

National Council on Disability Affairs, NCDA

Dates and programme


We are still in negotiations with hotels in the Manila area regarding expenses and other details. The third announcement will contain further information on venue and details regarding accommodation and expenses, in addition to a more detailed program for the world conference.

Conference fee

The conference fee will be:

The fee will includes welcome reception on the 6th, conference dinner the 11th, 5 days of lunches, 5 days of coffee/tea breaks, mineral water during the conference and conference material. It does not include excursions, airport transfer, transport to the conference, dinner the remaining days, visa, vaccination or other personal expenses.

The cost for one day participation is 50 USD including lunch, coffee/tea breaks and water.

Family members who do not participate in the conference have to pay their own costs.

Sponsored Participants

WFDB will sponsor a limited number of participants from developing countries. Maximum one deafblind participant with interpreter/assistant per country will be sponsored. If you need sponsorship, please contact WFDB as soon as possible indicating travel cost from your country to Manila, Philippines.

Conference theme

"Accessibility and inclusion for people with deafblindness in everyday life - CRPD for everyone everywhere"

Plenary sessions and workshops will cover the following themes:

These are only proposals and open for additional subthemes.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts of plenary presentations or workshops covering one of these areas, must be sent to the WFDB office at before 1st of May 2013.

All lectures must be held by people with deafblindness and will provide examples of how CRPD can be used and be of help for people with deafblindness in different aspects of their daily life.

The lectures will be given on voluntary basis and no financial or other compensation will be given to lecturers.

Additional information

Welcome to the 10th HKWC and the 4th WFDB General Assembly 2013

On behalf of Dr Sonnia Margarita Villacres Mejia, WFDB President,

Geir Jensen
Secretary General WFDB