Introduction to DeafBlind

Ensuring Access to Communication; A Guide For Direct Providers who are Working or Interacting With Individuals Who Are DeafBlind

This course provides functional and practical information on how to best
communicate with individuals who are DeafBlind. The various
communication modalities used by individuals who are DeafBlind are
addressed including; sign language, speech, text and alternative methods
of communication such as print on palm. The possible accommodations and
modifications that may be needed for each are listed and described.
Much of the content in this course is addressed in HKNC’s course
entitled: Communicating with Individuals Who are DeafBlind. This course
is unique because it is presented in ASL with voice interpretation and
is geared toward direct providers and people who interact and support
deaf-blind people. The content in this course was developed by HKNC.
However, the presenter, Christopher Tester, a Certified Deaf Interpreter
(CDI), has contributed by modifying the content to ensure optimal
accessibility.  This course, like all of our courses, is voice
interpreted.  Captions and transcripts are available in Spanish and

ACVREP CE Hours: 1

Modules Included

Communication Intro

Communication; Factors

Communication: Sign Language

Communication: Interpreters

Communication: Speech

Communication: Text

Communication: Alternative Methods of Communication

Communication: Visual and Environmental Information

Communication: Conclusion


Related Courses



Ensuring Equal Access and Participation

CRC CE Hours: 2.0
ACVREP CE Hours: 2.0