[Nfbc-info] including deaf-blind individuals at chapter meetings

Mary Willows mwillows at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 15 19:54:02 UTC 2016

Talk to Angela Fowler.  She is the organizer of our affiliate Deaf-blind

I should say from experience that the gentleman should have his own FM
system.  It looks like a transistor radio.  The person speaking wears or
holds a microphone and the hearing impaired person wears ear buds or
headphones so they can hear everything.  How on earth does this person
function in the world without some method for hearing instructions or
conversations around him?  

The National Federation of the blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future.  Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. 
You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

National Federation of the Blind of California (NFBC)
3934 Kern Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Thank you,
Mary Willows, President NFBC
mwillows at sbcglobal.net 

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Subject: [Nfbc-info] including deaf-blind individuals at chapter meetings



This evening I received a troubleing message from one of our members. The
member is deaf-blind to the extent that he feels it'stoo difficult to hear
what's being said.


Chapter presidents, how do you make it work to actively include deaf-blind
members. I really don't want to see this man walk away. 



Lisa Irving, S. D. Chapter President   

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