WHAT IS DEAFBLINDNESS
Deafblindness is described as a unique and isolating sensory disability resulting from the combination of both a hearing and vision loss or impairment which significantly affects communication, socialisation mobility and daily living.
People with deafblindness form a very diverse group due to the varying degrees of their vision and hearing impairments plus possible additional disabilities. This leads to a wide range of communication methods including speech, oral/aural communication, various forms of sign language including tactile, Deafblind fingerspelling, alternative and augmentative communication and print/Braille.
People who are deafblind CAN and DO achieve, given effective supports and services.
Being Deafblind doesn´t mean you have to FEEL alone
The Australian DeafBlind Council wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Dalton Consulting Engineers and The Toni Kaye Foundation in the construction of this website.