Deaf-blind Indians lack the opportunity for development
Social service organization Caritas is involved in the development and support work for poor people. Director of Caritas, Fr Maverick Fernandes spoke about the situation of people with deaf blindness in India before the state advocacy meeting on deaf blindness in Goa, which was attended by special educators and representatives from the government.
There are around five lakh deaf blind people in the country and most of them are not aware of the therapies and facilities available.
Caritas is currently building a full-fledged centre for the deaf-blind in Saligao in North Goa.
The centre will have sensory rooms, a sensory garden and facilities for physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, water therapy and medical support for children with deaf blindness.