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First International Deaf-Blind Expo

The First International Deaf-Blind Expo will be held in Las Vegas from Wednesday, 30 July 2014 to Sunday, 3 August 2014. To find out more please visit www.bapingroup.com

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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

Technology is enabling people with combined hearing and vision loss to have online access. To read the article please visit Medical Design Technology Magazine.

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Fight4Sight: A Man with Usher Syndrome Travels Around the Globe

One man’s incredible journey to see as much of the world as possible over two months – before his vision deteriorates further due to Usher Syndrome. To read the article please visit Foundation Fighting Blindness - Eye on the Cure,…

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‘Brotherly Love’

'Brotherly Love' is an article written by a mother about her young son, who is deafblind, the impact on their family and the special relationship that he shares with his younger brother. To read the article please visit the National…

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‘I fear for my future’

Sense UK have recently published a report 'I fear for my future'. The report is based on the experiences of people who are deafblind and their families in the last year. To read the report please visit Sense UK's website.

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Haben Girma – First Deafblind Harvard Law Student Graduate

In late 2013, Haben Girma graduated as the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. Haben and her guide dog, Maxine, had to navigated their way around the campus from an off-campus apartment.  One of her biggest challenges was that…

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Father Cyril Axelrod was made OBE

Fr Cyril Axelrod has just been made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth during a special ceremony at Windsor Castle. Fr Cyril is the first deafblind person to have ever received such an honour and was…

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Victorian deafblind champion wins BrainLink Women of Achievement Award

Victorian deafblind champion wins BrainLink Women of Achievement Award An Ashwood woman who has overcome a lifetime of adversity has today won the 2013 BrainLink Women of Achievement Award. Trudy Ryall was born deaf, is legally blind, and suffered meningitis…

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Defying Adversity Trek – Walking the Bibbulmun Track

A group of incredible trekkers, all with the same debilitating dual sensory loss, will set out in August, 2014 to walk the Bibbulmun Track right here in WA. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk…

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Deafblind Victorians meet PM

Deafblind Victorians, formerly called Deaf Blind Advocacy Group Committee, met personally Julia Gillard PM and Jenny Macklin MP at the Community Cabinet meeting held at Norwood Secondary College on Wednesday, 17th April 2013.  It was an exciting day for the…

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William Green’s Visiting Fellowship … more information

Senses Foundation has been fortunate to have William Green in Perth.  William has been at Senses Foundation for a 3 month Visiting Fellowship, but sadly leaves us on 2nd May 2013. William Green is an international expert in deafblindness and…

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Father Cyril Axelrod

Saturday the 25th of August, 2012 was a special day at Senses Foundation with Deafblind priest Father Cyril visiting us to share his life story. Father Axelrod is a Redemptorist priest who was born Deaf and was diagnosed with progressive…

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Deafblind Camp – Perth, Western Australia

During the weekend of 9 – 11 November 2012 Senses Foundation hosted a camp for people who are deafblind held at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp on the beautiful coast near Hillarys, just outside Perth. The camp was a huge…

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Pallister-Killian Foundation of Australia Launched

About PKS Foundation of Australia Pallister-Killian Syndrome is a relatively rare syndrome. As a result, very little information and support has been available to families in the past. Most medical professionals have never heard of PKS. PKSFA has been established…

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Social Haptic Training – 28 to 29 June

During Deafblind Awareness Week Senses Foundation hosted workshops in Social Haptic Communication presented by Dennis Witcombe of Able Australia. Social Haptic Communication is a system that was devised by Dr Riitta Lahtinen and her husband Russ Palmer in Finland.  Russ…

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Deb’s Travels – June to July 2012

Deb has been a member of Senses for many years.  Deb has recently travelled with her parents around Western Australia. They set out from Perth on 21 June 2012. Deb kept a diary from the time she left Perth and shared with…

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Deafblind Awareness Week – Sunday 24 – Saturday 30 June 2012

Senses Foundation Inc - Western Australia Official Launch of new Gosnells’ house Launch of Deafblind Information website Social Haptic Communication training presented by Dennis Witcombe Media releases Able Australia – Victoria Deafblind Awareness Week family day will happen on the…

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Rare Voices Australia

We are delighted to report than an Australian national alliance for rare diseases has been established following the call from over 200 attendees at the "Awakening Australia to Rare Diseases" Symposium, which was hosted by the Office of Population Health Genomics, Department of Health, Western…