"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
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."
defined by the Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind
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:
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."
defined by the 1992 Provincial Government Task Force
on Intervention Services in Ontario
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."