Deafblind UK will host its first virtual conference on October 7, which will include presentations on the theme of living better with sight and hearing loss.

Steve Conway, CEO of Deafblind UK said: ‘It has always been our goal to share knowledge, experience and academic learning around deafblindness and this event aims to do just that. We are really excited to provide an opportunity to come together, albeit virtually, and talk about a condition which is so often under-recognised.’

The Deafblind Convention will cover the latest medical research and academic thinking, plus talks from people who will share their experience of living with deafblindness.

Topics include assistive technology, stem cell research and the role of eye clinic liaison officers, with speakers such as world champion speed skater Kevin Frost.