APH's Field Services Representative Sandi Baker has an article in the Spring 2009 CEC Division on Visual Impairments Quarterly. In the "Q" article, Sandi outlines the history of products available from APH for students who are deafblind. She shares that beginning in 2003, APH used the term "deafblind" in the Products Catalog, including a list of considerations to keep in mind when choosing materials for persons with multiple disabilities. The catalog then, and now, encourages the reader to remember that children and adults who are deafblind, are as diverse and varied in their abilities, strengths, and interests as are individuals in the general population. She goes on to detail a number of appropriate products, including her video, "Students who are Deafblind Using APH Products" which features four students, ages 2 to 15 years of age, using a variety of products in home and school settings.
To learn more about DVI's Special Issue on Deaf-Blindness, contact editor Sheila Amato at firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about the division, visit the CEC/DVI website at http://www.cecdvi.org/.