We serve families of people of all ages, who are deaf-blind, or visually and hearing impaired throughout New York State. According to NCDB, the term deaf-blind (or dual sensory loss) refers to a combination of “varying degrees of vision and hearing loss.”

The key feature of deaf-blindness is that the combination limits access to auditory and visual information. “Children with dual sensory loss require teaching methods that are different from those for children who have only hearing or vision loss. When both vision and hearing are affected, opportunities to learn, communicate, and socialize can be severely limited. More than 90% of people who are deaf-blind have additional disabilities or health problems.”

Individuals with deaf-blindness and their families face unique challenges throughout their lives. They need support to access information, resources, services, and communication technology.


A Family’s Guide to Interveners for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss


CHARGE Syndrome Webinars

NFADB Webinars

NCDB Archived Webinars

Perkins Webcasts & Webinars

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention EHDI


National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Early Identification and Referral

Intervener Services

Technology Solutions

Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

Deafblindness Publication and Resources

Obtaining Services for Your Visually Impaired Child in New York State – Article

The Expanded Core Curriculum for Blind and Visually Impaired Children and Youths

Total Life Learning: Preparing for Transition. A Curriculum for All Students with Sensory Impairments
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Transition Toolkit: Enhancing Self Determination for Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind