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DeafBlind Technology Myths

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 4:20 PM PST  
Location
Grand CD  
Description
This session will focus on debunking some common misconceptions of DeafBlind peoples and the use of technology. We’ll look at common routines performed by DeafBlind and the technology needed to successfully perform these tasks. Some of these tasks consist of morning routines such as waking up, making breakfast, etc., using technology to perform tasks at work, basic communication, traveling, and overall access to technology. Discussion will also include resources to obtain these items. Moreover, we will look at companies that have designed hardware and software specifically for DeafBlind. We’ll also look at mainstream tech companies making their devices accessible to all. In addition, share personal narratives and technology challenges by DeafBlind folks. Ultimately, answering how can technology support DeafBlind?  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Can DeafBlind use technology? How can technology support DeafBlind? This session will debunk some of the common misconceptions about DeafBlind and their ability to access and use technology. We will share challenges and successes.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
Deaf and Hard of Hearing  
Session Type
General Track  

Presenters

  • Bryan Ward
    Helen Keller National Center
  • Juan Ramos
    Helen Keller National Center

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