Deafblindness is a combination of vision and hearing impairments. It is also described as multi-sensory impairment (MSI).
Some people are completely deaf and blind, but many have a little sight and / or hearing they can use. Some may have other physical and learning disabilities to cope with.
In this section you can find out about...
What is deafblindness?Deafblindness is a combination of vision and hearing impairments
Causes of deafblindnessRubella is the main cause of children being born deafblind in developing countries
Rubella and vaccinationRubella is a highly contagious illness and can affect an unborn child
CommunicationHelping a deafblind person how to communicate can improve their confidence
People's storiesRevealing stories that give an insight into the impact of our work
Useful linksA list of useful links to some other organisations
First published: Friday 7 June 2013
Last updated: Monday 23 September 2013