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A DBCS staff member and client stand outside on a sunny day and use tactile ASL to communicate.

Facilitating confidence, independence, and autonomy

Intervenors are trained professionals that act as the “eyes and ears” of a person who is Deafblind, providing specialized communications services and supports. DBCS’s intervenor services aim to empower people who are Deafblind to live their lives with confidence, independence, and safety. 

These critical services help ensure people who are Deafblind can access the information they need in a way that’s accessible to them. Intervenor services help to enable clients to make informed choices, plan future actions, communicate successfully, and navigate their environment.

Please note that these services are currently only available to people who are Deafblind in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

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Penny and her intervenor use two hand manual to communicate
Request intervenor services

Are you or is someone you know in need of intervenor services and living in Ontario or Saskatchewan? DBCS’s intervenor services may be able to help.

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A DBCS staff member and client stand outside on a sunny day and use tactile ASL to communicate.
What is an intervenor?

Acting as the eyes and ears of a person who is Deafblind, Intervenors help facilitate access, participation and communication in all parts of daily life.

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Communication

The Deafblind community has a diverse population. Each person has varying degrees of combined vision and hearing loss, which means that each individual’s preferred communication is unique.

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