Category: DeafBlind People

Content for (and about people who are both deaf and also blind (i.e., deafblind) in relation to human rights, or from a human rights perspective of disability.
  • Deafblind Rights Factsheet
    • This handout provides guidance to local authorities on how they should provide services to deafblind people.
  • Fair Access to Care Services
    • This handout describes the Fair Access to Care Services guidance that came into effect in England in 2003. This resource shows how the local authorities decide who needs care services and how they provide those services.
  • Getting A Result!
    • This resource informs parents on how to help their deafblind young adult transition from school into the real world. This booklet offers information about all aspects of transitions including what typical transitional times are, and how to deal with these times appropriately.
  • Guidelines on Best Practice for Service Provision to Deafblind People
    • This document outlines Deafblind International's recommendations for service provision and is inteded as a summative statement of the particular needs of deafblind people. It is intended as a set of guidelines for all those seeking to implement best practices for the population, including governments as well as public and private service providers.
  • HRLN Disability and the Law
    • This article is a summary of a conference held by the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) focusing on the lawful human rights of people who are deaf in India.
  • Interpreting and Working with Deaf-Blind People
    • This interpreting and working with Deaf-Blind people tutorial is an excellent resource for starting to understand the needs and wants of Deaf-Blind people.
  • Sense for Deafblind People
    • Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. They provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. They also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities.
  • Sense Internatinal Romania
    • Sense International provides worldwide support to deafblind individuals.
  • The Deafblind Guidance-- A Summary
    • This handout explains what local authorities need to do in order to provide the proper services for deafblind people.
  • The Interpreter's Friend by David Bar-Tzur
    • This is an interpreting and working with Deaf-Blind people website with a focus on religion and communication.
  • What To Do If You Don't Get What You Should
    • This handout briefly explains some of the procedures to go through if you feel you are not receiving the appropriate services from local authorities necessary for your disability.
  • Your Right To Assessment
    • This resource explains how to obtain an assessment as a deafblind person, what your assessment should include, and why being assessed by the local authorities is important.
  • Your Right to Education Services for Your Deafblind Child
    • This handout explains how to obtain a statement in order to provide educational services for your deafblind child.
  • Your Right to One-On-One Support
    • This handout discusses how to obtain one-on-one support as well as the different types of people who are qualified to provide one-on-one support to those with deafblindness.
  • Your Rights to Information
    • This handout explains a deafblind person's right to information and how local authorities should make information available to those with deafblindness.
  • Your Rights to Social Services for Your Deafblind Child
    • This handout recognizes that the assistance needed by deafblind children is different from the assistance needed by deafblind adults. This handout also discusses how to know if your child would benefit from services provided by the government.