Some Helpful Tips From A Deafblind Person

I saw this article called ten things deafblind people want you to know and most of them are things we’ve talked about in the good old blind guy user manual, like don’t grab our dogs/canes, stop moving stuff around, and don’t patronize us or say we’re inspiring if we’re just existing, stuff like that. But there are a couple of them that I’m kind of glad I know about in case I’m ever assumed to be deafblind, so I don’t freak out.

The first one, about grabbing my wrist rather than tapping me on the shoulder. I wouldn’t mind a simple tap, but I understand this serves a purpose, so if someone ever does this, I won’t assume they’re just being weird.

But the weirdest one is the reference to drawing an x on the person’s back. I totally understand the purpose, but if someone ever started drawing on my back, I think I might sort of loop out. Hopefully it never happens, but if someone ever decides to do this, thinking I might be deafblind, at least I’ll know what the heck is going on.

That’s about all I have to say about this, aside from I hope when my hearing inevitably starts to fail, they have super wammo awesome hearing aids. I’d like to have good hearing for as long as I can. I know I would learn to cope with hearing loss, I just hope I have enough brain cells to do it.

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