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A Day in the Life of an Intervenor

“Fulfilling”, “collaborative”, and “supportive” are some of the words used to describe the role of an intervenor. A job title that is unfamiliar to many, yet a career that is on the rise. Intervenors provide visual and auditory information to individuals with...

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Interview with Dr. Walter Wittich

We are pleased to highlight the work and achievements of Dr. Walter Wittich, Ph.D., FAAO, CLVT, a pioneer Canadian researcher in support of people with deafblindness.  “I am not visually and/or hearing impaired, nor am I part of the deafblind community. However, I...

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Spirit of the Season Year-Round

“It was 2007 and my husband, Milne, and I were out for a walk. The remodelling of a home in our neighbourhood piqued our curiosity... It looked like it was being improved with a specific purpose,” said Mary Lou Oakes. “Intrigued, we knocked on the door to learn more....

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A Sense of Community

“Knox United Church are more than just our neighbours on Northumberland Street, they are a community that has warmly welcomed the people we support with deafblindness”, said Amanda Albrecht, Client Services Advocate at DeafBlind Ontario Services. Deafblindness, a...

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Aging with Deafblindness

Aging can be a challenging time for anyone. For 71-year old Viola, aging with deafblindness means an increased need for support as her field of vision narrows and range of hearing decreases over time. Vision and hearing loss are often part of the aging process....

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