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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

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?

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 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

“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

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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Accessible Technology is Essential to Social Connection

During a time when we are physically separated from family, friends, and our peers, technology helps to bridge the gap and encourage social connection from afar. Although checking social media platforms, browsing the internet, and navigating video and audio streaming...

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Parting Ways with the DBNO

DeafBlind Ontario Services has resigned from the board of the Deafblind Network of Ontario. DeafBlind Ontario Services was a founding member of the Deafblind Network of Ontario, a group of individuals, organizations and service providers who work together for the...

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Together we are Better

The word “community” is defined as a group of people with certain commonalities, residing within a particular area. DeafBlind Ontario Services has programs and support services in remote locations and urban centres in many areas of Ontario. “Social connectedness and a...

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