Deafblindness is a combination of varying degrees of visual and hearing impairment in an individual. It is unique because 95% of what we learn about the world comes through sight and hearing; deafblind person faces immense challenges and communication mobility and accessing information which isolate them from the world around them. In India there are estimated 5,00,000 deafblind people, most of who do not receive appropriate services and opportunities to access and exercise their rights.
In order to sensitize the rehabilitation professionals who are working in the field of disability sector a three day North East Regional Training with CRE (Continuing Rehabilitation Education) status on Deafblindness was organized by Shishu Sarothi with support from Sense India and RAISE-NE (Regional Action on Inclusive Education) from 27th to 29th of November. More than 30 special educators from different parts of the North East attended the program.
The SPARSH unit of Shishu Sarothi is the Deafblind regional centre for the Northeastern states and is supported by Sense India.#deafblindness #SenseIndia #RAISE-NE #RPwDAct2016 #UNCRPD #nothingaboutuswithoutus