June 25th, 2019
THE MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF DEAFBLINDNESS
It’s day two of Deafblind Awareness Week, and today we’re tackling the myths and misconceptions of deafblindness.
There are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding deafblindness, so we’ve put together a few of those, and BUSTED them!
Deafblindness varies widely from person to person that is affected by it. For some, the dual-sensory loss can be so mild that it is not always obvious to others.
Many deafblind people wear hearing aids/cochlear implants and can follow speech well in good surroundings, and many are oral.
Many deafblind people have some useful vision and can see something. For some, it may be enough for reading, watching tv or to see faces.
Deafblind people CAN achieve major accomplishments in their life with the proper resource and accommodations in place where necessary. Google these people: Haben Girma, Rebecca Alexander, Katie Kelly, Becca Meyers, a few of some well-known people who are deafblind. So many others have been to college, university, and more, and are doing so well in life.
Be deafblind aware.
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