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Communicator Guide Service for the Deafblind

Funding Category
Time Limited Projects
Service Types
Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services - Services for the Visually & Hearing Impaired
Funding Period
2016 - 2019
Project Code
TLP-12-021
Agency Name
Hong Kong Society for the Blind, The
Project Name
Communicator Guide Service for the Deafblind
District
Territory-wide
Approved Allocation
HK$938,700
Project Detail
"Communicator Guide Service for the Deafblind” is a pioneer and unique project in Hong Kong. A deafblind person has dual sensory loss of sight and hearing that causes difficulties in communication, access to information and moving around safely. A Communicator Guide acts as the eyes and ears of the deafblind person and works on a “One to One” basis. The Guides are trained to support and interpret daily activities for the deafblind including shopping, leisure activities, visits to friends and handling of tasks outside home to facilitate safe and barrier free integration of deafblind persons in the community.
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