INTERPRETING THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR DEAFBLIND PEOPLE
The role of the ‘interpreter’ in any situation is critical. They will be the eyes and ears of the deafblind person and will need to transfer vast amounts of information to that person. In this presentation the author has focused on the adaptations to the environment which will enable the deafblind person to function more effectively. This will enable the person to be more self sufficient, with the environment being supportive, rather than (as usually happens) providing barriers. The author believes that how well a person is able to cope in any given situation, or environment is determined largely by the amount of information they are able to gain from it. Article identifies and describes key considerations in designing any environment. This document is available on the web at: http://www.deafblindinternational.org/standard/ publications_interpreting.html
Kirk, Tony, "INTERPRETING THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR DEAFBLIND PEOPLE" (2005). Interpreting. 51.