regional seminar Tanzania

Since 2014 Kentalis International partners with the Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora (AMUCTA) in Tanzania. Jointly we developed a Bachelor degree teacher training programme for Inclusive Secondary Education (BEDSN) for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Beyond the western world

Today is the book launch: Deaf Education beyond the Western World (2019) Oxford University Press, Eds.: H.Knoors, M. Brons, M. Marschark, at the CIES 2019 annual conference in San Francisco. Maria Brons, one of the editors of the book, will emphasize in her introduction that a book on Deaf education, covering countries in the so-called Global South, was long overdue.

You're invited - International Visitor Days

We welcome international professionals in the field of hearing and communication to visit Royal Dutch Kentalis during our International Visitors Days. Meet our colleagues, take a look behind the scenes and get inspired when we open our doors for you.

November 4-6, 2019

Register now TDL2019

The online registration for the 3rd international conference on Teaching Deaf Learners has started.
Register by June 30, 2019 to benefit from the early-bird fee. After June 30, 2019 you will pay the normal fee.

DbI Executive Committee members

On Thursday 7th March 2019, the DbI Executive Committee members had the pleasure of visiting a project of Sense International Kenya in Nairobi. 

Annual report

Curious about our international activities of 2018? Take a look at this visual to get more insights.

Stan Munroe

We lost our beloved friend Stan Munroe, Executive Director of the Canadian Deafblind Association and Information Officer for Deafblind International (DbI) on behalf of CDBA.

New Book Publication

Edited by Harry Knoors and Maria Brons (Royal Dutch Kentalis) and Marc Marschark (National Technical Institute for the Deaf)


In the context of the European exchange project: Together in Charge, educational staff members of Koninklijke Kentalis visits the German organization stiftung st. franziskus heiligenbronn.

Sign language clubs in secondary schools

This week we started a two day kickoff meeting with partners AMUCTA and OSNET in Tabora Tanzania. In 20 inclusive secondary schools sign language clubs will be set up to improve the interaction between hearing and deaf students.

Adapting of Parent Awareness Program to the Lebanese context

Professionals from the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (FAID) in Lebanon, will be trained by Kentalis experts in the method Parental Awareness Program. This enables the staff of FAID to support the Syrian parents of deaf and hard of hearing children in the refugee camps.

Emmie Wienhoven

Reading Coaches not only know the theory and methods for teaching reading to Deaf learners, they are also equipped with the skills to train and coach teachers. Project manager Emmie Wienhoven writes in her blog about her experiences as project manager of the reading project. 

Donation CEO Henk Bakkker

At his farewell reception, former CEO Henk Bakker, asked instead of gifts a donation for reading books for deaf children in Tanzania.