Title

ABOUT COMMUNICATION WITH PEOPLE WITH ACQUIRED DEAFBLINDNESS

Document Type

Document

Publication Date

1000

Abstract

This translation of the Danish booklet "Om Kommunikation Med Dovblinblevne" provides practical techniques for effective communication with people who have become deafblind in their youth or adulthood. The term deafblind is defined and the ramifications of having dual sensory impairment is discussed. Topics include: person-to-person communication, sign language and manual alphabet techniques, communication through a contact person or interpreter, conducting meetings, and deafblind telephone equipment. The section on conducting meetings covers several aspects and details such as: interpreter accommodations, the formats of the agenda and other meeting materials, breaks, lighting and indoor arrangements, and technical aids. A meeting checklist is provided. Om Kommunikation Med Dovblindlevne

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