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A few cheerful highlights from the past few days... Tuesday evening… - John C. Kirk

Mar. 17th, 2006

01:06 am

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From:susannahf
Date:March 17th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
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You may find this interesting. A deaf-blind woman is mugged and has her stick and communication aid stolen. After (eventually) getting home safely, discovers she was surrounded most of the time by police and ambulance, who tried so hard to communicate with her that she wasn't even aware they were there...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/features/ball_crime.shtml
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From:johnckirk
Date:March 17th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
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That is interesting, so thanks for that link. I must admit, it hadn't occurred to me to think about how to communicate with someone who's deaf-blind, so I can definitely see the benefit of raising awareness. I've emailed Sense asking them to send me one of their A5 cards, but from a quick glance at their website it looks as if the alphabet is very similar to normal sign language, so that should make it easier to remember.
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