Resource Papers

Resources for a Unique Competence in Deafblindness

Unique competence is essential for quality servcies for people with deafblindness – a unique and distinct disability.

DbI is therefore all about connecting. This page links primarily to relevant resources and points out relevant new publications.

Of course, the exchange in DbI’s networks, committees and at the conferences is also central. So join us: Become a member of this network full of resources – hopefully soon with yours!

And if your resource link should be here, too: Just send us a mail to

Deafblind Virtual Resource Centre (DVRC), DeafBlind Ontario Services

Research Overview Nationellt kunskapscenter för dövblindfragor

Highlighted New Publications

In this section we draw attention to relevant new applications. If your publication should also be highlighted here: please send an email with a link to

Tactile Working Memory Scale – A Professional Manual

This manual gives professionals tools to identify and assess tactile working memory in persons with deafblindness.

Working memory, or the ability to keep something in mind for a limited amount of time is a central function in cognition. For persons with congenital deafblindness we need a bodily-tactile perspective on working memory.

If you can see it, you can support it – A book on tactile language

When we add a linguistic value to bodily tactile expressions and recognise tactile languages as natural languages, we are able to communicate liguistically with people with congenital deafblindness.

Projects and Specials for Increasing Resources

If you have any project or special offer that will increase our shared knowledge and competence, please send us a mail to We gladly highlight anything going on in the field.

  • Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) is now offering all courses for free through the end of May 2020 – with CEUs/ACVREP credits. Find the class you want and email Cathy Kirscher for a coupon code.
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia: Call for PhD Research Project on Using technology to enable participation for people with dual sensory impairment