Guiding lights for deaf-blind


NAGPUR: Caring for a child who has a physical impairment can be difficult. The task becomes more difficult if the child suffers from multiple disabilities. One of the most common of such conditions is deaf-blindness, where a person is vision and hearing impaired. This makes it especially difficult to communicate with these kids, making it tough to educate them.

Though there are no concrete studies as census data does not have the provision for counting people having deaf-blindness, an estimate says that there are five lakh people in India with this condition. Despite the individual disabilities being included under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SAA), with training for special educators to deal with children having them, there are very few teachers trained to teach children who are deaf-blind.

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