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Deaf-Blindness

Deaf-blindness

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

Read more about Deaf-blindness here 

National Family Association For Deaf-Blind: Empowering families with individuals who are Deaf-blind

Additional Resources & Presentations

Hellen Keller National Center for DeafBlind

National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Texas DeafBlind Project

Perkins School for the Blind

DeafBlind Central Presentations

Xavier Society for the Blind

Cortical Visual Impairment and Deaf-Blindness & unique approaches for students with multiple disabilities

American Printing House for the Blind

Literacy for students who are DeafBlind

Connecting and learning with persons who are DeafBlind

Deaf-Blind Strategies

Fr Cyril Axelrod – The only Deafblind priest in the world

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