Deaf-Blind Person is someone with loss of both sight
and hearing. This results in difficulties accessing
Canada there are approximately 7,000 people who are
Deaf-Blind, about 2,310 live in Ontario.
of these individuals live in our communities and go
to the same schools, jobs and shopping areas as we
Services, sometimes referred to as intervention, is
the provision of visual and auditory information.
act as Interpreter-Guides and provide access to information.
George Brown College in Toronto and Medicine Hat College
in Alberta have two year intervenor training programs.
are many different communication systems used by Deaf-Blind
persons, some use the same system as Helen Keller.
These systems include:
Manual (tactile spelling)
Finger Spelling - visual or tactile
Keyboard Devices with refreshable braille displays
and/or large print displays, etc.
Cheshire is the only barrier-free independent living
apartment building in North America where persons
who are Deaf-Blind can direct their own services.