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Recognize Deafblindness as a Single Disability

Deafblindness is a unique disability, which requires a unique approach to support and a unique system to deliver that support

DeafBlind Ontario Services calls for official recognition of deafblindness as a distinct disability with equal rights and opportunities for individuals living with deafblindness in Canada. The organization advocates for: provision of appropriate lifelong supports of Intervenor Services; collection of data on the incidence of the distinct disability of deafblindness; recognition of the profession of Intervenor Services (starting with inclusion in the National Occupational Codes classification system); and, accessible environments to ensure that individuals with deafblindness lead a quality life and have every opportunity to fulfill their potential and enjoy independence.

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