deafblind

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deafblind

unable to hear or see
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Dr Marie Considine, gallery director for the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, said: "Sense is building a new facility in Birmingham so we thought this would be a good opportunity to work together to develop a project to benefit those with deafblindness."
"Deafblind Scotland are not able to raise a lot of funds from the public because deafblindness isn't well known - few people have deafblindness in their lives.
Deafblindness also affects an individual's ability to function and carry out daily activities.
"The Government is cutting the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance for people who live in residential care which will impose further isolation on vulnerable people, including those with deafblindness, and will effectively cut many disabled people off from their families and communities."
"The difficulties of deafblindness in older people are often exacerbated by a lack of understanding about the issue within parts of the medical and local authority community.
Deafblindness is a combination of both sight and hearing difficulties.
She has been a teacher of high school-aged students with significant cognitive disabilities and deafblindness and helped to develop inclusive preschool services in Lawrence, Kansas.
Although Bob, a global project manager at Shell, admits it is a daunting task, he says he is prepared to do anything to raise awareness of deafblindness in Scotland.
Nikki added: "Deafblindness is one of the most challenging disabilities a person can endure.
The assessment tool should be used for all children with a dual vision and hearing sensory loss (deafblindness) in educational settings that use a form of manual communication.
The second is Deafblind Awareness, which will be taught over five evenings and leads to an understanding of the types and causes of deafblindness and the range of communication modes appropriate with deafblind people.
For more information on deafblindness, visit www.sense.org.uk.: Paul's in the running:Competing alongside Jeff Aston in this year's marathon will be a fellow friend and running buddy.