You may think that with the Deaf and Deafblind we'd all get along great because of our shared deafness. This isn't always the case and sometimes the Deafblind are even shunned in the Deaf community.
Even though many of these Deafblind people grew up in the same community and attended the same Deaf Institutes as their Deaf peers when their eyesight was "good", they become "foreigners" after they lose their vision.
Many reasons for this include:
Now this is just a broad explanation and doesn't apply to all Deaf, all Deafblind communities, and it doesn't happen in every engagement between a Deaf and Deafblind person.
But it does exist out there and we need to educate the Deaf community as well as the Hearing community on Deafblind access, communication and involvement. We need to stop pigeon-holing all "deaf groups" together as each one is unique and different and needs awareness about each other.
One finds limits by pushing them" ~ Herbert Simon
Under My Fingertips
I have been Deaf & legally Blind since birth. I've been married to my hearing Husband for 15 years and we have 2 hearing children, a boy 14, and a girl 12.