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  Definitions
 

Deaf-Blindness*
 

   "A person living with this disability is an individual with a substantial degree of loss of both sight and hearing, the combination of which results in significant difficulties in accessing information and in pursuing educational, vocational, recreational and social goals.

   Deaf-blindness is a unique and separate disability from deafness or blindness. An individual with the combined losses of hearing and vision require specialized services including adapted communication methods."

*As defined by the Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind
 


Intervenor**

"An Intervenor provides a professional service, paid or voluntary, to facilitate the interaction of a person who is deaf-blind with other people and the environment. The Intervenor's job can include:

  • providing access to information (auditory, visual, tactile) by means of a variety of communication methods

  • teaching of daily living and life skills

  • acting as a sighted guide

  • reverse interpreting (to voice)


These services are provided in the deaf-blind person's preferred method of communication, which can include tactile signing systems, braille, large print, communication boards, or any other method required."

** As defined by the 1992 Provincial Government Task Force on Intervention Services in Ontario 
 



   
Intervenor Services

"... is the provision of a professional service, paid or voluntary, to facilitate interaction of persons who are deaf-blind with other people, places and the environment."

 

 
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Communication Methods
 
Challenges
 
Sighted Guide
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
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