Posted on Mar 09, 2018
Juliette Coughlin from DeafBlind Ontario described the services provided by her organization and then demonstrated with Rotarian volunteers some of the challenges working with this dual limitation.  Al Hardy played the intervenor (ears and eyes) for patient Kathleen Murphy wearing ear plugs and a blindfold.  DeafBlind Ontario supports individuals who are deaf and blind to live a more independent life.  They provide trained intervenors to help individuals with this dual limitation, find ways to communicate and experience a enriched life experience and some cases employment.  There are 19 homes in Ontario supported by DeafBlind with several in London.  Juliette outlined how they work and showed a moving video featuring individuals in the program and then volunteers