Remaining Current in the Deaf-Blind World
Helen Keller National Center is pleased to offer “Remaining Current in the Deaf-Blind World. This module is geared toward professionals who work with or support individuals who are deaf-blind but can also be beneficial for family, friends and anyone interacting with a person with a combined vision and hearing loss. This module provides a general overview of some of the advancements in services, strategies and technologies that may be of benefit to an individual who is deaf-blind. Introductions to the following topics will be provided.
- Support Service Providers (SSP)
- Technological Advances
If you are looking for more in-depth information in the above areas please visit our website or contact us at PLD@hknc.org
This online module can be used in several ways: as a self-study course, with a small group of family, friends or colleagues, as a supplement to a university course or as a requirement for people working with people who are deaf-blind in medical or care facilities.
Throughout this training series, we use the term deaf-blind to refer to a diverse population of individuals with varying degrees of combined vision and hearing loss. Helen Keller National Center has historically followed the guidelines that the consumer organization, American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) established by using the term “deaf-blind”. Recently, AADB changed its use of the term to “DeafBlind.” HKNC is a federally funded agency authorized by the US Congress and, therefore, does not have the authority to change their use of the term deaf-blind to DeafBlind. HKNC recognizes the value behind the term DeafBlind, that each person’s experience is unique and includes much more than his or her vision and hearing loss. HKNC continues to align its philosophy and services with this meaning and recognizes the community’s preference for the term DeafBlind. HKNC continues to work with federal authorities to change the term from deaf-blind to DeafBlind.CRC CE Hours: 2.0
ACVREP CE Hours: 2.0