Living with deafblindness
Deafblindness has a significant impact on a person’s experience of communication, socialisation, mobility and daily living.
Deafblind people use a range of communication methods, including:
- Alternative and augmented communication including touch cues/haptics, pictographs and key word signs
- Auslan (Australian Sign Language) including a variety of ways of receiving sign language such as visual frame, tracking and tactile/hand over hand
- Deafblind fingerspelling
- Oral and aural communication (speaking and listening)
- Printed words or Braille, including print on palm and electronic communications such as email and text message (SMS).