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Thank you Bingo World & Gaming Richmond Hill!

Thank you Bingo World & Gaming Richmond Hill!

When you visit Bingo World and Gaming Richmond Hill, you are making a positive impact on local not-for-profit organizations, like DeafBlind Ontario Services, while enjoying hours of entertainment. Funds raised through Charitable Gaming, also known as ‘cGaming’, go...

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Independence during Challenging Times

Independence during Challenging Times

“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, I’ve had to be much more independent. I can do a lot; I am proud of this,” says David. David lives in the small town of Pic River, more than 3 hours east of Thunder Bay. He is creative, active, and a hard worker. David is also...

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Research spotlight with M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller

Research spotlight with M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller

Research spotlight with M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University; Adjunct Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Toronto;...

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Interview with Dr. Dawn Guthrie

Interview with Dr. Dawn Guthrie

Interview with Dr. Dawn Guthrie, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education; Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. Dr. Guthrie is a Research Affiliate with DeafBlind Ontario Services. Dr. Dawn Guthrie received her PhD...

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Let’s Talk about Communication

Let’s Talk about Communication

Each individual with deafblindness has a unique experience interacting with the world and communicating with others. DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to ensuring that each person at the organization has the ability and opportunity towards expressing themselves...

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What does it mean to have an Accessible Home?

What does it mean to have an Accessible Home?

From walk-in closets to stainless steel appliances, fireplaces and custom cabinets, the list of coveted features in a house are endless. But, what about the elements that make a space ‘age-friendly’ and ‘inclusive’? More and more people are prioritizing accessibility...

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We have exciting news!

We have exciting news!

We are excited to announce that DeafBlind Ontario Services has been successful in its bid to be re-accredited by FOCUS Accreditation for four years from July 2020 – July 2024, and has received an elite level award, named the Seal of Sustainability. This level of award...

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Isolation Increased without Intervenor Services

Isolation Increased without Intervenor Services

“There are complex layers to life during a pandemic for everyone. But, what if we add another layer to accommodations that must be made? What if a person is both deaf and blind?” said Dawnelee Wright. Deafblindness is a combination of hearing and vision loss. Although...

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Access to Intervenor Services; a Human Right

Access to Intervenor Services; a Human Right

For many Canadians, it can be difficult to imagine what it must be like to live with a combined loss of vision and hearing. For Michael, this is the reality. Deafblindness, a combined loss of hearing and vision, impacts access to information, communication, and...

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