There are many resources available for people who are deaf-blind. The resources can be found both on the web and in other places.
You will find listed here information on Associations, Service Providers, and Deaf-Blind Web Resources. If you wish to add more resources, please contact me.
These offer support from other people who are deaf-blind.
- BC Association of the Deaf-Blind: 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 4G7. Contact the President, Violet Butler, for more information. The club supports deaf-blind persons in becoming fully independent in everything they do. There are monthly social gatherings and workshops held twice a year. The membership fees are $10 for deaf-blind persons and $8 for non-deaf-blind persons.
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- Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind (CNSDB): 405-422 Willowdale Avenue, North York, On, M2N 5B1. Contact the President: Craig MacLean. This Society supports Deaf-Blind persons nationally in all facets of daily living.
- National Educational Association of Disabled Students: (NEADS). The mandate of NEADS is to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education.
These groups are dedicated to assisting students access appropriate support services and adaptive technology.
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB): Since 1918 - The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has been helping blind, visually impaired, and deafblind Canadians address one of the greatest challenges of their lives: thriving - not just surviving - in a sighted world.
- BC Institute of Technology - Interpreting Services Project. The Interpreting Services Project provides leadership in the area of access to post-secondary learning for students who are deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing. As well, the project provides support for interpreters, intervenors, captioners, and other personnel in post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Send an email for more information.
- Adult Services Program of BC (ASP-BC) - The Adult Services Program is designed to provide special technology services to support post-secondary students or employees who have a disability. The aim is to reduce barriers in reaching educational and vocational goals.
- Special Education Technology, BC (SET-BC). A Provincial Resource Program designed to assist school districts in British Columbia in meeting the technology needs of students in the K-12 system who have physical disabilities and visual impairments.
- Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness (POPBC) This program provides resources and support for students in the K-12 system that experience deafblindness. They also provide the same level of support to service providers, teachers and others in the system.
- Western Institute of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing exists to address the needs of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals by providing products, services and programs that work towards ensuring accessibility to their environment which is equal to that of the hearing public.
Web Based Resources
These provide information for people who are deaf-blind or are involved with the field and are either in journal or in newsletter format.
- Canadian Helen Keller Centre - A new project offered to all Deaf-Blind individuals in Canada to give them the tools to become independent and confident in their daily lives.
- Intervenor Organization of Ontario - A resource tool for Intervenors in Ontario, and the rest of Canada.
- A-Z Deafblindness - This website established by James Gallagher is an awesome site that has much useful information.
- Etiologies - This website has some very good explanatiions of Deaf-Blindness, etiologies and implications.
- Foundation Fighting Blindness - Good information on the various causes of Deaf-Blindness.
- Deaf-Blind Perspectives - Deaf-Blind Perspectives is a free journal-like publication, sponsored by Teaching Research, that focuses on all pertinent issues important to people who are deaf-blind, and the people who provide services.
- DB-LINK - The National Information Clearinghouse onn Children Who Are Deaf-Blind.
- European Deafblind Network's Homepage gives some very interesting articles on Deaf-Blindness.
- Katlyn's Hope, Inc. - A non-profit organization established to assist in the education of deaf-blind children from around the world. This web site is intended to inform you about our organization and the services we offer. Of particular interest to many people are the materials dealing with fundraising and financial assistance for families with deaf-blind children.
- Deafblind Team - This website has some very interesting information and lists.
- Macula Lutea - A huge information resource on vision and visual impairment.
- EyeNet - The Web's most comprehensive source for eeyecare information. A comprehensive link directory devoted to the eyecare industry. Over 2000 consumer and professional links.
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