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What is Deafblindness?

Deafblindness is described as a unique and isolating sensory disability. People with deafblindness have both a hearing and vision loss or impairment, which significantly affects their communication, social lives, mobility and daily living.

People with deafblindness are a very diverse group because of the varying degrees of their vision and hearing impairments, plus possible other disabilities. This means there are a wide range of communication methods including speech, oral and aural communication; various forms of sign language including tactile and deafblind fingerspelling; alternative and augmentative communication; and print and braille.

People who are deafblind can and do achieve their goals, with the right supports and services.

Being deafblind doesn´t mean you have to feel alone.