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or deaf·blind  (dĕf′blĭnd′)
Being both deaf and blind.

deaf′-blind′ness, deaf′blind′ness n.


1. of or pertaining to a person who is both deaf and blind.
2. the deaf-blind, deaf-blind persons collectively.
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To raise awareness and understanding of deafblindness by engaging with people who have sight and hearing loss, the Government, and individuals and communities
Deafblindness is not just a deaf person who cannot see, or a blind person who cannot hear.
We coded if students had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, deafblindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, health impairment, learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, developmental delay, or developmental disability.
The project has been developed in collaboration with Sense, a national charity supporting people who are deafblind or have sensory impairments, to enable people with deafblindness to develop their artistic skills.
teacher of students with deafblindness, Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA, 02472; e-mail: andrea.
The topics include a team approach to inclusion in physical education, program planning and assessment, curricular modification, game and sport modification, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, visual impairments and deafblindness, deafness or hard of hearing, positive behavior support for children with challenging behaviors, including students with disabilities in community-based recreation, and multicultural education and diversity issues.
A series of posters which focus on anxiety, chronic pain and the deafblindness associated with Usher syndrome will be displayed around Stagecoach depots.
She said: "This is an amazing campaign and I'm so thrilled that Sense can both raise awareness of deafblindness and Usher Syndrome in this way.
He said: "From a public perspective, deafblindness is not a visible disability and is therefore easily overlooked.
Deafblindness refers to a condition that combines varying degrees of hearing and vision loss that interfere with communicating and acquiring information [1].
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.