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This portal aims to provide information for and about people with disabilities, their families, and the people who work with them across the lifespan. This portal covers a range of disability-related topics including general information, resources, and toolkits.
  • Block Alphabet Card
    • This handout includes a brief description of the Block Alphabet, as well as illustrations demonstrating how to use the Block Alphabet.
  • Challenging Behavior in Adults
    • This handout describes challenging behavior and why this behavior presents itself in adults with deafblindness. This handout also explains what to do about challenging behavior in adults.
  • Deafblind Manual Alphabet
    • This handout shows people how to teach themselves the deafblind manual alphabet. This includes a brief description of the deafblind manual alphabet as well as detialed illustrations of each letter in the deafblind manual alphabet.
  • Fill In The Gaps : A Toolkit for Professionals Working With Older Deafblind People
    • This booklet offers information and advice for those working with older deafblind people. It explains what deafblindness is and how it affects people. It sets out the legal responsibilities that social services have and explains how deafblind people can be supported and helped.
  • 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.
  • Hearing and Sight Loss in Older People
    • This factsheet explains the gradual or sudden loss of hearing and sight as people get older, how to identify this loss, and what to do about it.
  • How Do People Who are Deafblind Communicate?
    • This handout explains the many different ways in which people with deafblindness communicate.
  • How Technology Can Help You: Technology for the Deafblind
    • This handout explains some of the technology available to assist the deafblind and why this technology is helpful.
  • How To Guide a Deafblind Person
    • This handout describes how one should guide a deafblind person.
  • Seeing Me: Guidance on Sight and Hearing Difficulties
    • This booklet offers information and advice about hearing and sight loss for those working with older people. It explains what dual sensory loss is and how it affects older people. It explains how older people can be supported and helped in residential care and in their own homes.
  • Sensory Environments for Deafblind Children and Adults
    • This resource helps parents to create a sensory environment for their deafblind child. It also explains why sensory environments are important and provides several different ways in which to make a sensory environment for their child.
  • Setting Up a Trust for a Disabled Family Member
    • This resource explains the importance of setting up trusts for deafblind family members. The handout details to types of trusts available, how to set up these trusts, and why they are important.
  • Starting to Think About Education
    • This handout discusses how to provide the best educational environment for children with deafblindness.
  • The Changing Deafblind Population
    • This handout explains the changing causes of deafblindness among children and the symptoms of these causes. These reasons include congenital rubella syndrome, multiple disability, usher syndrome and others.
  • The Choices for Young Adults Born Deafblind
    • This handout discusses the challenges young adults with deafblindness face as they grow older. This handout describes some of these challenges as well as how to overcome them.
  • The Good Life
    • This booklet helps the elderly to identify whether or not they have problems hearing and seeing. This resource also describes what to do if you find you are having difficulty seeing and hearing, and how to continue living a normal life. This booklet contains detailed information on how to remain independent and seek the resources you need to assist you.
  • The Importance of Hearing and Eye Tests
    • This handout explains the importance of having regular hearing and eye tests, what these tests include, and how to adapt these tests for those who are deaf and blind.
  • Vision Care for Deaf Children and Young People: A Guidline for Professionals
    • This booklet helps professionals to care for the needs of deaf children with reguards to their visual health.
  • Vision Care for Your Deaf Child : Information For Families
    • This booklet describes why it is important for deaf children to get their vision tested, how to get their vision tested and what these vision tests are like.
  • What is Deafblindness?
    • This article explains the definition of deafblindness, its causes, and the support needed by those who are deaf and blind.