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
These offer support
from other people who are deaf-blind.
The NEW webpage
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.
to link to it!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
information for people who are deaf-blind or are involved with the field
and are either in journal or in newsletter format.
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.
Organization of Ontario - A resource tool for Intervenors in Ontario,
and the rest of Canada.
Deafblindness - This website established by James Gallagher is an awesome
site that has much useful information.
- This website has some very good explanatiions of Deaf-Blindness, etiologies
Fighting Blindness - Good information on the various causes of Deaf-Blindness.
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.
- The National Information Clearinghouse onn Children Who Are Deaf-Blind.
Deafblind Network's Homepage gives some very interesting articles on
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
Team - This website has some very interesting information and lists.
Lutea - A huge information resource on vision and visual impairment.
- 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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