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Conditions that are less common in industrialised countries often lead to widespread damaged hearing or complete hearing loss in developing countries
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Finger Braille


Finger Braille - an example of tactile communication with persons with deafblindness.
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It shows two women seated at a table. One is wearing headphones and transmitting information to the other (who is deafblind) by rapidly touching her touching her hand/fingers.

This is an example of tactile communication with persons with deafblindness. In this clip we see Sonia Margarita Villacres Mejia from Ecuador with her interpreter. Sonia was one of the pioneers for services for persons with deafblindness in South America and a member of the Scientific Committee for the DbI XV Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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