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Sensory impairments

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Deafblindness: Information for families, carers and health professionals

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Communicating effectively with people who are blind

When speaking with a person who is blind or has low vision, be yourself and act naturally

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The VidKids™ pilot aimed to provide services to children with hearing or vision loss living in remote and outer regional areas using video conferencing. The pilot concluded on 30 June 2015.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Vision impairment

Vision impairment is a condition that prevents normal vision in one or both eyes. There are different degrees of vision impairment from mild loss to total blindness (no reaction to light).

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Hearing impairment and schoolchildren -

The terms hard of hearing, deaf and hearing impaired cover a wide range of conditions which affect a child's listening ability and therefore interferes with their educational and social development.

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Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Find out about symptoms and diagnosis of vision impairment, and how children can be affected by low vision, vision loss, blindness or visual problems.

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Hearing impairment & hearing loss: kids | Raising Children Network

Find out about hearing impairment and hearing loss screening, symptoms and diagnosis in children, plus a guide to early intervention funding and support.

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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Alzheimer's Australia | Dressing

Reasons why a person with dementia might have problems dressing Problems with frequent undressing Choosing appropriate clothing and footwear Some other suggestions

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FAQ about owning a seeing eye dog

Seeing Eye Dogs enable Australians with a vision impairment to retain their independence and mobility

Read more on Vision Australia website

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