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Deaf Blind

Usher SyndromeUsher Syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. A syndrome is a disease or disorder that has more than one symptom. The major symptoms of usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye diorder called retinis pigmentosa, or RP.

Causes Of Usher SymdromeUsher syndrome is inherited, which simply means it is passed from parents to their children through genes. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive triat. Autosomal means that the mutated gene is not located on either of the chromosomes that determine the person's sex.

Interpreters - IntervenersA deaf blind interpreter works with students who are Deaf and Blind. While this is the general description, some users of deaf blind interpreters do have some hearing, or some sight they just need an interpreter to process the information. They work with either in close proximity with the student, or else the student touches the interpreter to follow the signs made by them. An intervener on the other hand is a staff position designated to provide direct support to a student with deaf blindness. The intervener works cooperatively with parents and a variety of direct service providers and consultants.

Tactile SigningTactile signing is a combination of the sign language of the deaf and the interaction of the blind, and involves many forms of deaf and blind communication. In this method, the hands of the receiver (the deaf blind) are placed on the hands of the signer to perceive the sign acted out. BrailleThe Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. Each Braille character or cell is made up of six dot positions, arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each.

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