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2014 Spring Newsletter

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DBCO Symposium 2014

DBCO Conference 2014 The Spirit of Intervenors: Collaborating and Sharing Ideas (CSI) March 3-5, 2014 Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, London

 

Symposium Highlights Include: Keynote: Dr. Joe Gibson, SENSE Scotland, “Outdoor Activities with People who are Deafblind” Guest Speaker: Megan McHugh, “Sports and Recreation: An Adapted and Accessible Experience” Guest Speaker: Click Here To Read More

Fall 2013 Newsletter

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Seminar by Svein Olav Kolset

The INTERVENOR PROGRAM in partnership with The CANADIAN DEAFBLIND ASSOC., Ontario Chapter is pleased to welcome SVEIN OLAV KOLSET Professor of Nutritional Science at the University of Oslo Author of “An exceptional Fellow, A Father’s Story” and recent keynote at DBI, Lille, France. Click Here To Read More

Deaf Brain Processes Touch Differently: Lacking Sound Input, the Primary Auditory Cortex ‘Feels’ Touch

The study is published in the July 11 online issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Click Here To Read More

Multi Sensory Performance by Deaf-Blind Artists

http://ablemagazine.co.uk/sense-of-space-a-multi-sensory-performance-by-deafblind-artists/

Support group for families of individuals with developmental disabilities

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in downtown Toronto is hosting a support group for families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Click the link for more information and details. Click Here To Read More

DeafBlind diver defies the toughest odds

Scuba diving has long been on her bucket list. Last week she spent an hour in the shallow waters of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, thanks to a support team of seven including her Auslan tactile interpreters and local dive instructor Mike Letch, founder of the Disabled Divers Association. Ms Lawson was tethered to a scuba hose, her tank floating separately Click Here To Read More

Humanware develops a new deafblind communication system

HumanWare, in partnership with the Washington State Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH), developed a deafblind communication system. The DeafBlind Communicator is the result of collaboration between individuals who are deafblind and focus groups, professionals from both people who are deaf and blind, and HumanWare’s engineering and marketing teams Click Here To Read More