Deaf-Blind refers to a condition in which an individual experiences a significant loss of both hearing and vision. This dual sensory impairment greatly impacts communication, access to information, and mobility. Deaf-blindness is a unique and diverse disability, with varying degrees of hearing and vision loss among individuals. Support and accommodations, such as tactile sign language and assistive technology, are often necessary to facilitate communication and independence for those who are deaf-blind. Deaf-Blind awareness can help in understanding the unique communication needs of colleagues with both hearing and vision impairments. Deaf-Blind communication methods, such as tactile sign language or communication boards, can be learned to facilitate effective interaction. Deaf-Blind individuals may also benefit from assistive technology, so being knowledgeable about these tools can help create a more inclusive work environment.
- by Access Force