We have developed this questionnaire over several years, each year incorporating new innovations, situations and conditions that could have an impact on our members. The aim is to find out first hand from deafblind people how they are affected by these situations and if they are able to deal with them, then how they may manage to do that. In some cases this may not be possible and we want to know about this as well.
We want to collect all of this information in order to build up an accurate account of deafblind people’s experiences so we can feed this back to the appropriate services and they can make improvements. For example accessibility or adaptation to premises or perhaps make suggestions on how best to communicate with deafblind people and offer awareness training. On the basis of the findings we are able to do collaborative work to ensure there is equitable access to all manner of services and organisations.
The findings are also extremely useful when we apply for various funding or grants. Statistics are often required as evidence to reinforce the claims or statements made in the application forms.
The information that is gathered is totally confidential and anonymous, no names will be used at any point during the collation of the information or publishing of the report.
If you know any deafblind people who could fill out one of the questionnaires, or for more information please contact John Whitfield firstname.lastname@example.org