Deaf-blind is a term that is used when a person has a combination of both impaired vision and hearing. Dual sensory loss or dual sensory impairment are other terms that are used to describe deaf-blindness.
Definition of Deaf-blindness
“Deaf-blindness is described as a unique and isolating sensory disability resulting from a combination of both a hearing and vision loss or impairment which significantly affects communication, socialisation, mobility and daily living.” Australian Deaf-blind Council (ADBC) 2004 SOURCE: Deaf-blind Information
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National Family Association For Deaf-Blind: Empowering families with individuals who are Deaf-blind
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