Balancing loss and potential, deafblindness, a whole-body experience

Balancing loss and potential: Deafblindness, a whole-body experience

A series of 5 webinars, starting 24th March 2021


During the past year we have all longed for physical and social contact. As we sit behind our screens we miss the body language we took for granted and we become insecure in our online interactions. We can’t wait for life to return to normal. But for those who are deafblind this unfortunately is the lifelong normal, and so they have to find sustainable ways to deal with it and to use the potential that is still theirs.

Led by Femke Krijger, a holistic therapist, international researcher and someone living with deafblindness and Liz Duncan, Head of Learning at Deafblind UK, these webinars will focus on this potential, within the context of the high impact loss of visual and auditive perception. We’ll share as much hands-on information as possible connected to experienced based best practices and scientifically based knowledge. We hope to create ground for continuous conversation that, we think, could be valuable for all of us.

TalkTech practical tech support for people with sight and hearing loss

TalkTech webinars

Our free TalkTech webinars showcase some of the most advanced technology on the market for people who are deafblind. The webinars are led by Tim Locke, our Digital Inclusion Manager, and he will introduce you to some of our trusted partners.

25th Feb, 11am - TalkTech with OXSIGHT
This week, we will be talking to Ryan Akiens from OXSIGHT will will discuss their advanced smart glasses technology and how they can help people living with low vision.

11th March, 11am - TalkTech with Vision Aid
We will be joined by Ben from Vision Aid who will be showcasing products including handheld and portable magnifiers, text-to-speech solutions and the latest wearable magnifiers.

25th March, 2pm - TalkTech with Deafblind UK
Tim and Andrew from Deafblind UK will discuss some of the assistive equipment that our members ask us about most often. This week, we will be focusing on equipment for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

1st April, 11am - TalkTech with Dolphin
This week, we will be talking to Dolphin about their unique product, Dolphin Guide Connect, and how this can support you to stay independent at home.

15th April, 11am - TalkTech with RNIB
We will be talking to the RNIB about their hugely popular Talking Book service and how to get the most out of this.

29th April, 11am  - TalkTech with Synapptic
Join us for a chat with Synapptic and discover how to use their technology in lockdown.

13th May, 11.00am - TalkTech with Dolphin
Dave from Dolphin returns to discuss Supernova, the Windows based magnification and screen reader software suitable for all levels of deafblindness.

If you need support to use Zoom please contact our helpline on 0800 132 320 or email digitalinclusion@deafblind.org.uk.

To book your place, click the button below or contact us on 0800 132320 or email info@deafblind.org.uk.