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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
2019 - 2021
Project Code
TLP-15-017
Agency Name
Hong Kong Society for the Blind, The
Project Name
Communicator Guide Service for the Deafblind
District
Territory-wide
Approved Allocation
HK$815,220
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.  They are trained to support and interpret daily activities for the deafblind including medical follow-up, 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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