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  • A Deaf-Blind Person is someone with loss of both sight and hearing. This results in difficulties accessing information.

  • In Canada there are approximately 7,000 people who are Deaf-Blind, about 2,310 live in Ontario.

  • Most of these individuals live in our communities and go to the same schools, jobs and shopping areas as we do.

  • Intervenor Services, sometimes referred to as intervention, is the provision of visual and auditory information.

  • Intervenors 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.

  • There are many different communication systems used by Deaf-Blind persons, some use the same system as Helen Keller. These systems include:
    • Two-Hand Manual (tactile spelling)

    • Finger Spelling - visual or tactile
      Sign Language

    • Braille

    • Large Print

    • Keyboard Devices with refreshable braille displays and/or large print displays, etc.
  • Rotary Cheshire is the only barrier-free independent living apartment building in North America where persons who are Deaf-Blind can direct their own services.
 
 
 
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Rotary Cheshire Homes Inc.
101-422 Willowdale Avenue
North York, Ontario
M2N 5B1

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