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DeafBlind people are rarely totally deaf and totally blind. Each individual's degree of hearing and vision loss is unique.
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Contact: Marisa Bennett, Webmaster
NEW WEB SITE EMPOWERS DEAFBLIND PEOPLE, INFORMS THE PUBLIC
DeafBlindinfo.org is a new online directory of worldwide resources for and about people with combined vision and hearing loss.
St. Paul, MN: Helen Keller is a household name. But do you know about… Laura Bridgman, Danny Delcambre, or your elderly neighbor? …The modern technology and communication methods deafblind people use in daily life? …Where to find information and assistance if you experience vision and hearing loss?
The general public has little knowledge about what it is like to be deafblind. People who are deafblind themselves have limited access to sights, sounds, and information. A new web site, www.DeafBlindinfo.org, is designed to close the information gap for both populations.
DeafBlindinfo.org showcases a vast collection of deafblindness information and resources in Minnesota and from around the world. Its Consumer Resource Guides aim to inform and empower adults, youth, families, and senior citizens with dual sensory impairment. The site is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Adrienne Haugen is one of several deafblind Minnesotans who provided feedback during the development of DeafBlindinfo.org. Haugen noted, "everything's all in one place and it's WONDERFUL to see this web site providing so much information that is necessary for every deafblind [person] to know about."
The site's logo features many hands of different sizes and colors reaching toward an open book. Designed to represent making deafblindness-related information accessible, the image also draws attention to the human hand, used by deafblind people to communicate, listen, read, navigate, sense and shape their environment.
DeafBlindinfo.org was developed by Marisa Bennett with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division. The site was launched on December 2, 2002.
Please complete our brief Feedback Form or send comments and suggestions to our Webmaster. This web site is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.
The URL for this page is http://www.deafblindinfo.org/announcing.asp