Raji takes on tandem skydive for Deafblind Awareness Week

Rajeswari (Raji) and her daughter Chandrika, both from Enfield, London, will be parachute jumping out of a plane during Deafblind Awareness Week!

Raji has Usher Syndrome and was born Deaf. She now has very little vision and uses tactile British Sign Language – using her hands to feel the signs – to communicate. “I rely on Interpreters and guides to access the world.” She said.

Deafblind UK has supported Raji for a number of years: “I particularly like attending Deafblind UK social groups, I have had some help with digital technology too.” She said.

During Deafblind Awareness Week, which runs from 24th to 30th June, Deafblind UK and other charities will be hosting events and activities to raise awareness of combined sight and hearing loss.

Raji was keen to show that sight and hearing loss doesn’t have to stop you achieving your dreams. “Doing a parachute jump has always been on my bucket list – I’m an adrenaline junkie! I am so excited to be jumping and am really looking forward to it.” She added.

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