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How do deaf-blind people communicate?

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How do deaf-blind people communicate?
Written on: 06/01/2010 [21:01]
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The most important means of communication for deaf-blind people is the tactile sense. In daily life, vibrating watches and alarm clocks are useful devices. Computers and other communication devices should come with a Braille display.
For the direct exchange of information between two people, there are different options. One of them is Lorming – a tactile alphabet. The single letters are “typed” or stroked on certain points of the receiver’s hand. If both dialogue partners are used to Lorming, they can communicate fast and without any aids. FingerLingo is slightly different in spelling of the letters but works basically the same as Lorming.

Tactile body signs
In addition to Lorming, there are short signs for certain words, situations or emotions. Those are typed on the back of the hand, on the arms or shoulders. It is impor-tant that the dialogue partners have agreed on those signs in advance. It is also important to clarify which parts of the body are taboo.

Finger alphabet
Deaf-blind people also use the same alphabet as deaf people. The single letters are felt out by the deaf-blind person.

“Finger writing”
“Finger writing” is suitable for people without previous knowledge of the communication with deaf-blind people. The letters are simply written with a finger on the palm of the deaf-blind person. This way of communication, however, is rather demanding for the receiver. Short breaks are recommended.
Written on: 09/01/2010 [16:55]
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