"Local authorities have a key role in identifying deaf-blind
people in their area and providing appropriate support services."
He's now a director of charity Deaf-blind
UK (wife Jackie is its chief executive) and a consultant to Sense, another deaf-blind
In the past, individuals who were deaf-blind
needed someone else to interpret/read printed material for them.
There are about 390,000 deaf-blind
people in the UK, which is set to increase to over 600,000 by 2035.
Paul Daley, whose daughter is deaf-blind
and nonverbal and is also a member of the Deaf-Blind
Multihandicapped Association of Texas, described the disability community as "the only one that you can join, any day." He urged the board to put Helen Keller back into the curriculum standards.
Clyburn added, "Tasks that are seemingly simple for many of us, such as sending emails or chatting on the phone, can be difficult or even impossible for deaf-blind
individuals if they do not have access to adaptive equipment."
SUMMARY : The Commission will consider an Order to extend the National Deaf-Blind
Equipment Distribution Program and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to permanently extend the program.
Reality: Living the Life offers a more complete exploration of what life is like for people with a combination of vision and hearing loss, gathering the results of interviews with twelve deaf-blind
individuals, including himself, who live around the world.
It was after reluctantly accepting an invitation to lead a drama workshop for deaf-blind
people that Tal, transfortned by the experience, founded Nalaga'at in 2002, and in 2007 spearheaded the opening of the Nagala'at Center, which includes not only a theatre but the BlackOut Restaurant, serviced by blind waiters, and the sign-language-only Cafe Kapish, where the servers are deaf.
A feasibility and planning study committee recently presented a proposal to the Iowa State Board of Regents that would create five regional centers, including on existing campuses in Vinton and Council Bluffs, to serve students who are blind, deaf, deaf-blind
, including those with additional disabilities.
Aiming to present the reality of the lives of deaf-blind
individuals to people who interact with them, Stoffel, a retired systems engineer and freelance writer, draws on interviews with 12 deaf-blind
individuals, including himself, from the US, UK, New Zealand, and South Africa to illustrate what life is like for them, rather than providing stories of inspiration that can often be the focus of books.