WFDB was established in 2001 and consists today of 75 national and associated member organizations from 62 different countries from all corners of the world.
Relationships have been established with The World Blind Union (WBU), The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Deafblind International (DbI) and The World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).

In 2007 the organization attained consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) where the WFDB President serves as a member of the board.

During its existence the WFDB has attained acknowledgement and recognition as the unified and legitimate world-wide representative and voice of people with deafblindness.

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The World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) Commitments

Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination