Sensory impairment

Sensory impairment

Posted on March 6, 2013. Filed under: Adult's Services, Sensory impairment |

Definition

Specialist services for people who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. Services are available to people of all ages, from babies to older people, and include:

  • Mobility and independent travel training;
  • Links with mainstream and specialist schools;
  • Advice and information on a range of conditions affecting vision and hearing;
  • Arrangement for British Sign Language Interpretation/Guide Communicator for social work appointments;
  • Provision of specialist equipment;
  • Provision of awareness training to staff and organisations;
  • Teaching in a variety of communications methods.

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