Deafblindness is a complex sensory impairment and a unique disability. The time of onset of the impairment is of great importance.
Often even with relatively minor impairments of the two remote senses vision and hearing, severe disabilities in the overall development occurs. People with deafblindness frequently need assistance and support in the areas of communication, orientation, mobility and information acquisition.
The German Deafblind Centre supports children, youths and adults with deafblindness, to enable them to participate in society and to reduce sensory isolation. The goal is to achieve the greatest possible independence in all areas of life. In doing so, we are guided by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health from the WHO. We are constantly optimising our range of services and develop new measures to meet the individual support needs of people with deafblindness.