The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

The deafblind experience

Deafblind UK

Many National Curriculum Teachers throughout the UK have already visited Deafblind UK's National Centre for Deafblindness and experienced first hand the excellent 'Deafblind Experience'. The programmes offer a great opportunity for students to find out more about the disability of deafblindness and suit individuals of all ages and abilities who are studying PSHE and Citizenship.

Teachers who have not heard about the programmes will benefit from the latest brochure which outlines all the programmes that are on offer and how they can be worked into a wider range of subjects, from Design and Technology to Biology or even Art.

The brochure also contains a preview of the new Heritage Exhibition, due to open in September 2004, where students can learn about the history of deafblindness in more depth. This is a fantastic and really 'hands-on' exhibition that exists nowhere else in the world! Visitors felt that the whole visit was valuable as a 'whole child learning' experience.

For a copy of the brochure please contact Deafblind UK's Education Team on 01733 358 100 or and for further information look on Deafblind UK's website

Deafblind UK offers comprehensive services to deafblind people, their support assistants and other professionals. These include training in communication and rehabilitation skills, a free 24-hour helpline, a regional network of staff and volunteers and a range of publications in different reading formats. Deafblind UK's Headquarters is The National Centre for Deafblindness which officially opened in Peterborough on 12 June 2003 and is fully accessible for deafblind people.

September 2004