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South Africa: South African Revenue Services Educates Deaf and Blind Communities On Tax Compliance
[Govt of SA] SARS has embarked on an outreach project to serve and educate the Deaf and Blind communities on tax compliance in specified regions around the country on Thursday, 3 August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alabama institute plans $1.3M expansion
A historic educational center in Alabama is planning an addition to its Talladega campuses. The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has announced plans to build a new $1.3 million nursing center. The facility will include three hospital bedrooms, a nursing station, waiting area and administrative space. Construction on the 5,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in August, and completion is expected early next year. AIDB hopes the “mini hospital” will enhance health care services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Disease Awareness Months Work, Even If You Don't Wear The Ribbon
June ​is the month for more than 10 disease-related awareness campaigns, including Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month and National Scleroderma Awareness Month. It also hosts a handful of awareness weeks and days, ranging from Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week to World Sickle Cell Day. June’s awareness list is shorter than most, but every month is full of diseases and disorders to take note of. You probably haven’t heard of half of them, and you’re not alone. So what’s the point of an awareness day, week or month? To understand the chall...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The deaf-blind can now 'watch' television without intermediaries
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Telef ó nica and FASOCIDE (the Spanish acronym for the Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations) presented the PervasiveSUB technology, ground-breaking software which allows deaf-blind persons to receive and enjoy television content without intermediaries at the same time as the people around them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agony of Texas boy, 6, who suffers from COMMAD
Orion Withrow, six, from Austin, Texas, has a rare deaf-blind condition known as COMMAD. The condition leaves him unable to walk or talk, an abnormally formed head and eyes, and albinism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research paints a merciless picture of life as a deaf-blind person
It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research paints a merciless picture of life with acquired deaf-blindness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New research paints a merciless picture of life as a deaf-blind person
(University of Gothenburg) It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research from the Sahlgrenska Academy paints a merciless picture of life with acquired deaf-blindness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Walk in My Shoes - DeafBlind Writers Tell All
The book Walk in My Shoes contains 27 stories by individuals experiencing or witnessing the challenges of losing both hearing and sight senses (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 3, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Books Guides & Publications Source Type: news

DeafBlind Triathlete Sues Ironman
Lake Placid, New York– Kathleen Borrone, a DeafBlind trialthlete, filed suit today against World Triathlon Corporation and USA Triathlon who own and operate iconic triathlons around the world including the Ironman Lake Placid. In 2015 and 2016, Borrone successfully completed the Ironman Lake Placid, which consists of a grueling 2.4 mile open water swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile marathon.read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - December 19, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Deaf-blind twins share their own special language
J örg and Rolf, deaf-blind twins in Germany, share an "almost symbiotic relationship," photographer Marlena Waldthausen said. She spent a few months with the twins and learned the tactile sign language they use to communicate. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf-blind twins share their special relationship
J örg and Rolf, deaf-blind twins in Germany, share an "almost symbiotic relationship," photographer Marlena Waldthausen said. She spent a few months with the twins and learned the tactile sign language they use to communicate. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf History That -- " Laura Bridgman "
Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.Learn about the beginning of the DeafBlind education in America, thanks to Laura Bridgman. #IWD2016 #deafhistoryTHAT #ASLstories If you're reading this from your mobile, view the videohere. (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - September 21, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

BFI Funds Accessible Workshops for Deafblind Filmmakers
Deafblind charity awarded £31,000 by British Film Institute to enable deafblind people to take part in accessible filmmaking workshops (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 28, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Radio and Television Source Type: news

Australia’s Cochlear wants to buy govt hearing service, raises profit outlook on soaring Chinese sales
(Reuters) – The Australian government said it is weighing a proposal from a consortium including hearing implant maker Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) to buy a state-owned hearing service, a move likely to create headwinds from an electorate sensitive to privatised health. In a statement on Friday, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the government was approached by a group which also includes the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and Sydney-based Macquarie University. “The government will formally examine the proposal put forward by the consortium,” the statement said, without giving a dollar va...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Cochlear Ltd. Source Type: news

Disabled Persons Not Part of AIDS Success in Zimbabwe
By Jeffrey MoyoSHURUGWI, Zimbabwe, Dec 22 2015 (IPS)Wheelchair-bound, her body now skeletal from full blown AIDS, disabled 38-year-old Melisa Chigumba attempts to wave away a swarm of flies hovering around her face as she sits outside her home in Chachacha, a remote area in Shurugwi, 278 kilometers south of the capital, Harare. Shown in the photo donning a red dress, is Zipha Moyo, a disabled HIV/AIDS activist recently making a presentation Harare, the Zimbabwean capital on the exclusion of People with Disabilities in HIV and AIDS programs. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSHer husband, Francis, who also lived with a disability, suc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations AIDS deaf Deaf Zimbabwe Trust Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) Disability HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT) Disabled HIV treatment drugs IP Source Type: news

Making NHS patient feedback more inclusive
The new guidance covers services across the NHS that are provided to children and young people – with special provisions for looked after children – as well as patients with learning disabilities, dementia, language and literacy issues or patients who are deaf or deafblind. Since the FFT guidance was originally published in July last year, promoting a standard feedback question for all patients, a number of providers have fed back on using it on healthcare’s frontline with patients in particular groups. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 16, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Farm Projects Boost Bangladeshi Women, Children
Women organise themselves into small collectives, to better bargain and trade their produce. Credit: Helen Keller InternationalBy Josh ButlerNEW YORK, Mar 1 2015 (IPS)Women in Bangladesh are carving healthier, wealthier futures for themselves and their children – and they have chicken eggs and pineapples to thank.Since 2009, the non-profit group Helen Keller International has overseen programmes in the eastern Bangladesh region of Chittagong, mentoring women in agriculture to produce food not only for their own families, but also to sell at market."It’s not just about growing their incomes, it’s abou...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Josh Butler Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Cooperatives Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Labour Poverty & MDGs Women's Health Bangladesh Helen Keller International ( Source Type: news

Online International Deaf-Blind Conference World First
The world’s first online across-language conference for people who are deaf-blind will be held via the internet on January 24th and 25th and offered simultaneously as subtitles in 78 different languages and as translated synthesized voice in 35 languages. The public is invited to attend this online event including teachers, counselors, medical professionals, diversity specialists, support service providers, corporate communication leaders, sign language interpreters, governmental representatives, plus family and members of the Deaf, Blind, and DeafBlind communities. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 9, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Events Source Type: news

Guidance on care and support for deafblind children and adults
The guidance covers the need for appropriate services including a requirement to provide specially trained one-to-one support workers, where necessary. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 23, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Care and support for deafblind children and adults policy guidance
Department of Health -This explains how local authorities should act in relation to care and support for deafblind adults and children. Guidance Department of Health - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - December 18, 2014 Category: Health Management Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

Why Outsider Artist James Castle Is So Hard To Categorize
As far as acclaimed artists go, James Castle is somewhat of an anomaly. For one, he was raised on a farm in rural Garden Valley, Idaho and spent most of his adult life in Boise. Furthermore, he was born deaf and never learned sign language. The only way Castle could communicate, from his birth in 1899 until his death in 1977, was through the artwork he created. James Castle, Untitled, n.d., found paper and color of unknown origin And yet, Castle doesn't quite fit the mold for what we retroactively refer to as outsider art. As Ken Johnson wrote in The New York Times, his work is "not visionary, paranoid or obsessi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Domestic Violence Survivors Hotline
Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) has partnered with Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to expand and enhance access to linguistically and culturally appropriate resources for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The mission includes leading a coalition of over a dozen community organizations currently serving this population and launching a #WhoWillAnswer crowdfunding campaign. The goal is to raise $250,000 to fully fund the National Deaf Hotline Center, as well as increase and raise awareness of advocacy resources currently available. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 2, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Communication Source Type: news

NAD Supports AADB and HKNC on IP Relay Access
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) fully supports the recent press release from the American Association of the Deaf-Blind and Helen Keller National Center asking for immediate action to make sure that no deaf, hard of hearing, or Deaf-Blind person loses access to IP Relay as a result of Purple Communications' plan to stop providing IP Relay. read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - November 13, 2014 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

How can I support my deafblind patients?
The report contains insights and recommendations into the needs of deafblind people that can be applied to all services and are relevant to commissioners, managers and clinicians. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 25, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Malawi: Trying to Reach Deaf and Blind Community With HIV Messaging
[GFO]Tailoring outreach to people with disabilities a goal for advocates under NFM (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 16, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WATCH: Moment deaf girl is given gift of SOUND as her mother tells of 'miracle' implants which have transformed her daughter's life
EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Ring from Exeter was born with dual sensory loss, she was deaf and blind. But at the age of 14 months she underwent an operation to have cochlear implants fitted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photos: NAD Board of Directors Meeting in Florida
Have a look through over 100 photos that show highlights from the NAD Board of Directors' visit in St. Augustine, Florida in January 2014.  The visit included a campus tour on the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, a meet and greet with the Florida Association of the Deaf Board of Directors, and a successful Town Hall that was held on the last night of their visit! (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - February 6, 2014 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news

Guidance for hospital staff treating deafblind children
Guidance has been published to help hospital staff care for children with multi-sensory impairments. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 3, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Babies will be born deaf and blind if teenagers don't get MMR to prevent rubella timebomb, warns leading scientist
Professor Colin Blakemore, former chief executive of the Medical Research Council, is urging teenagers who missed their jabs in childhood to get vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies will be born blind if teens don't get MMR jab, scientist warns
Failing to vaccinate teenagers with the MMR jab will lead to babies being born deaf and blind, a leading scientist has warned.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: deaf blind babies mmr jab Source Type: news

Baby disabled after jaundice error
A baby was left deaf and blind because a trainee midwife did not recognise signs of jaundice within days of his birth, a health trust admits. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAD and AADB respond to Belgium’s Euthanasia of Deaf-Blind Twins
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the premier civil rights organization for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States, and the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB), the national consumer organization dedicated to the rights of the deaf-blind community, join forces to express their grave concerns that a national government has failed to provide meaningful support in life for its citizens, particularly those who are deaf and becoming blind as well as taking on other disabilities. read more (Source: National Association of the Deaf)
Source: National Association of the Deaf - January 20, 2013 Category: Audiology Authors: admin Source Type: news