Developing communicator-guide services in Peru
25 June 2014
Sense International (Peru) is driving the introduction of communicator-guide services in Peru.
It has just launched a six month long course, supported by the Deafblind People Association of Peru (ASOCIP) and held at the National Library of Peru in Lima.
This follows the passing in 2010 of a Peruvian law which recognises deafblindness as a unique disability, and makes provisions for the care of deafblind people, the result of lobbying of the Government by Sense International (Peru).
The communicator-guide course will be taught by a deafblind person, a deaf person and an official interpreter from the Peruvian Parliament.
The course will help put the law into practice by training up to thirty communicator-guides to support deafblind people, improving their independence and quality of life.
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018