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Deaf-Blindness

​The Deaf-Blind population has been a recognized DORS priority for the past several years. Although the population is relatively small, Deaf-Blind consumers need specialized supports in order to integrate into society and find competitive placement in a career path of their choice.

DORS is committed to expanding existing services for the general population to include Deaf-Blind consumers. Some of these specialized services include receiving braille training from a Deaf-Blind vendor, consumers work with O&M instructors who specialize in working the Deaf-Blind, and receiving Job Coaching from vendors who have been trained to work with Deaf-Blind consumers.

DORS honors communication preferences for their consumers. If you prefer to use ASL to communicate we have Rehabilitation C​ounselors for the Deaf who will work with you.​

Deaf-Blind Resources​

Support Service Provider (SSP) Program

Support Service Providers (SSP) ​are specially train​ed professionals who enable people who have combined vision and hearing losses to access their environments and make informed decisions. An SSP provides the Deaf-Blind individual with visual and environmental information, sighted guide services, and communication accessibility. SSP services provide access to community and vocational rehabilitation services that a Deaf-Blind individual may not normally be able to access.

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