deaf-blind


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deaf-blind

or

deafblind

(dĕf′blĭnd′)
adj.
Being both deaf and blind.

deaf′-blind′ness, deaf′blind′ness n.

deaf-blind

A person who has a severe hearing impairment in addition to a visual defect. It is usually congenital but it may result from ageing or some systemic disease or as part of a syndrome (e.g. Usher's syndrome which accounts for about half of all cases of deaf-blind people; rubella syndrome).
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Lydia continued: "It's great to know that my own personal challenge is helping to support deaf-blind people overcome the challenges they face on a daily basis.
With the Braille note-taker, a device also made by HumanWare called the BrailleNote, the deaf-blind person types a message into the device, which comes with either a standard Braille or QWERTY keyboard.
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CONTACT the deaf-blind charity Sense on 0121 687 1564.
The remaining $25,000 has been earmarked to expand HKNC's library, a national clearinghouse for information on deaf-blind children and adolescents.
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American Sign Language (ASL) * Signed English * Finger spelling * Note writing * Speech and lipreading, Tadoma for deaf-blind * Cued speech * Gestures, home signs, mime * Taction (touch) and kinesthesis (body movement) * Interpreters (sign language or oral) * Computer assisted notetaking (CAN) * Real time captioning * Communication access systems: devices used to enhance listening in rooms, lecture halls, and other large group facilities - e.
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The sessions also provided trainees with practice on human guiding using stairs, elevators and escalators with volunteers who are deaf-blind.
The purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals from qualified service providers to contract for sign language interpreter services necessary to support deaf-blind clients of the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB).