Our resources for professionals are free to download using the links below. We regularly add new items to this page but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.
Deafblind UK services for professionals booklet (PDF)
Download our professional services booklet to find out how we support local authorities and other organisations.
Deafblind UK services for members booklet (PDF)
Download our member services booklet to find out how we support people who are deafblind and their networks.
Deafblind Manual poster (PDF)
Deafblind Manual is a tactile communications method used by some people who are deafblind. You can learn it in just half an hour!
Accessibility Guidelines (PDF)
People living with sight and hearing loss, sensory disability or another condition such as dyslexia may find it difficult to accessing information, especially in a printed format. The following guidelines are designed to help you maximise the accessibility of any document or communication.
Communicating with someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing (PDF)
There are many different ways that people who are hard of hearing, deaf or deafblind communicate. The way that someone communicates is likely to depend on their preference and whether they have acquired their sensory loss or whether they were born with it. Here are our top 10 tips for communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
Making your video calls accessible (PDF)
As remote communications are fast replacing face to face meetings, more and more of us rely on video calls to interact with our team members. For people with sight and/or hearing impairments, video calls can be difficult. Here is some simple advice to help make things as easy as possible for colleagues with sensory impairments to understand you.
Useful tips for supporting someone who is deafblind (PDF)
Deafblindness is a spectrum ranging a mild loss like someone struggling to see and hear the TV right through to them not being able to see or hear anything at all. Here are our top tips for supporting someone who is deafblind.
Top 10 website accessibility tips (PDF)
Making your website an easier and more productive experience for deafblind users.
Working with a communications professional (PDF)
Some people who are deaf or deafblind rely on a communications professional, such as an interpreter, to communicate with others. This person will translate speech into British Sign Language (BSL), deafblind manual, or any other preferred communications method. If you are working with a communications professional for the first time, here are some helpful tips.