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  • n. The medical condition of being both deaf and blind.

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  • She achieved a worldwide following and raised awareness about deafblindness and how to communicate with deafblind people.

    NZ On Screen

  • The two gathered a worldwide following, while raising awareness about deafblindness and teaching people how to communicate with deafblind people.

    NZ On Screen

  • But many people living with deafblindness are isolated and suffering from depression.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Initially struck with grief and anger and fear when she completely lost her vision at 28, she hasn't allowed living with deafblindness to stop her from skydiving, jet-skiing, rock climbing, snow skiing and abseiling.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Chief executive Celestine Hare said deafblindness was a little-known disability.

    The Age News Headlines

  • But Ms Lawson, 51, and others living with deafblindness need help for the day-to-day things others take for granted.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Multiply disabled children and youth who participate in the field test should be nonverbal and have sensory impairments, including visual impairment, blindness, or deafblindness.

    Fred's Head from APH

  • Watch this video to learn more about intervention, intervenors and deafblindness: video file about Intervenor for Deaf-Blind Persons Program

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  • They just seemed to assume that People would be more interested in a Helen Keller actalike rather then an ordinary deafblind person with editional problems who was struggling to manage to the best of her ability. the situation you're describing of being viewed as the next helen keller has more to do with the individual reporter who interviewed you rather than the fact that newspapers have an agenda. you can't control what a reporter writes and certainly can't make generalizations about newspapers and their intent. i've also had many newspaper articles written about me. some of them have been excellent while others have not. i simply chalk it up to the fact that there are some reporters (many, actually) who do not understand deafblindness which explains why they make me appear superhuman when i'm not.

    AllDeaf.com

  • (for example, those with deafblindness), the choice of adding a CAPTCHA to an application is a balance between ease of use for legitimate users and creating enough of a challenge for abusers that abusing the application is not worthwhile

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