Blind and partially sighted persons with additional disabilities
- Latest news - Read the report of the mapping exercise carried out by the commission of persons with visual impairment and additional disabilities, June 2015. Available as .doc and .pdf
- International Conference on Deafblindness 21-24 May 2013, Plovdiv, Bulgaira, download all the reports and presentations from International Conference 21-24 May 2013, at the link: http://nasgb.org/dokladi_mk_2013_en.html in their English originals. Bulgarian translated versions at: http://nasgb.org/dokladi_mk_2013.html
EBU raises awareness on the special needs of persons with additional disabilities.
Parents and professionals working with multi-disabled blind and partially sighted people need the right training, support and services, such as specialist education for the young, and supported employment opportunities for adults whose disabilities are such that mainstream employment is not possible.
Many younger blind and partially sighted people have additional disabilities, due to congenital and neo-natal complications.
In multi-disabled people their blindness or partial sight may not be properly recognized or treated. For instance, amongst all persons with severe learning disabilities it is estimated that at least 25 to 30 percent are also blind or partially sighted. Older people often have both sight and hearing loss, as well as reduced mobility.