Videos on individuals with deaf-blindness:
Helen Keller—Her Amazing Story (7:10)
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.The story of how Keller’s teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.
A prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women’s suffrage, workers’ rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.
Samantha—21 year old who is deaf-blind (4:27)
Samantha has Congenital Rubella Syndrome. She is profoundly deafblind and communicates using minimal signs and staff working with her will use objects to tell Samantha what is happening next in her day. She needs constant one to one support and has four key support workers who work on a rota basis. Samantha lives with her mum and siblings who are all younger than her. Sense has been supporting her since she was an infant. She attends the Sense Garden Room one day per week as part of her day service. In this film you will see Samantha at the Garden Room and hear from her mum. Her massage therapist Graham and Josie represented Sense, the UK deafblind charity.
My Child is Deaf and Blind: NDCS Family Story (5:05)
Parents Kevin and Jane tell us about life with their deafblind son Gethin, including why they have taken up rock climbing! Find out how to make activities accessible for deaf children: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/me2
Videos on participation of people with deaf-blindness:
Deaf-blind Theater Troupe Touches Audiences (3:25)
Though they cannot hear or speak, the Israeli actors in Nalaga’at stage full-length, professional performances — the only shows like this in the world.
Sense Drumathon—with David Rowntree and Steve White (3:26)
David Rowntree (Blur) and Steve White (Style Council and the Who) joined forces with drum students from Drumtech and a number of deafblind drummers on Friday 25 June at Sense’s Big Beats Deafblind Drumathon.