“Deaf-blindness is a unique disability, which requires a unique approach to support and a unique system to deliver that support.”
- John M. McInnes
The term “deaf-blindness” is any combination of a vision and hearing loss, requiring specific instructional strategies that address the presence of both sensory impairments. In combination, the impact of these conditions, with or without additional disabilities, is educationally significant. This includes student with conditions that put them at risk for future combined vision and hearing loss.