Workshop course

DeafBlind SA will organize a communication workshop at Toti

The KwaZulu-Natal branch of DeafBlind South Africa will hold a workshop “Orientation and Communication with DeafBlind People” from September 19-23 at Amanzimtoti Methodist Church.

This unique workshop will be of most benefit to deafblind people or people who interact and communicate with deafblind people, for example, volunteers, educators, primary health care workers, hospital staff and social workers from various development organisations. social.

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Communications Officer Roxanne Peters said: “Deafblindness is a combination of loss of sight and hearing that results in difficulties with communication, access to information and mobility. It is also classified as dual sensory impairment, dual sensory loss, and multisensory impairment.

The course begins with an overview of the types of interpretation, followed by instruction in the South African Sign Language alphabet which forms the basis of most of the signs delegates will learn during the five-day workshop. days.

“The production and reception of finger spelling, how to guide a deafblind person, protocols and etiquette, daily mobility and social situations are the highlights of the content of the interactive course that delegates will be guided by the accomplished sign language professional, Ronel Maree,” said Peters.

DeafBlind SA-KZN is offering this workshop to those interested at R950 per person including refreshments, daily light lunches and a certificate upon completion.

For more information about the workshop, registration details or corporate sponsorship pledges, please contact Emmie Barnard on 082 770 7998 or Albert Peters on 083 786 6815 or by email at [email protected]

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