On the 27 June CBM celebrated the anniversary of Helen Keller’s birth by launching its Guidelines on Best Practice for Persons Living with Deafblindness.
These guidelines, available in English (with Spanish to follow soon), aim to assist governments, education agencies, public and private service providers, professionals and family members to build meaningful and appropriate programmes for persons living with deafblindness in low- and middle-income countries.
The guidelines identify the knowledge and skills needed to enable and empower persons living with deafblindness to reach their full potential and become successful contributing members of society. They outline many considerations for service implementation and contain stories from persons living with deafblindness.
More information about the guidelines, deafblindness and Hellen Keller is available in CBM’s news release.