I had contemplated doing a site like this, mainly to inform the public and my peers alike about the events, stories and important information about people who are Deaf and Blind and the people who are involved directly and indirectly with Deaf-Blind people. I am Deaf-Blind myself, having been diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type I in my early childhood. Eventhough I can still see with a visual field of 5 degrees, I call myself Deaf-Blind because of the culture and community I immerse myself into.
From now on, I will be moderating two blogsites: my regular express-it-all blog at xanga and this site. I hope that by posting relevant information, people will become more educated about the world that I and many, many others, live in and more. Empowerment is my strongest suit, and I wish that you, the reader, would do some empowering yourself, too.
Any kind of information – medical, cultural, entertaining & fascinating – that has to do with Deaf-Blindness, please feel free to send me an email or post comments.
Look forward to this journey into the Deaf-Blind world.
Christine a.k.a. Coco & Tactilejunkie