Hertfordshire County Council support launch of Deafblind e-book

Published: 27 Jun 2019

Hertfordshire County Council helped launch an e-book in the Houses of Parliament written by deafblind residents, including three from Hertfordshire.

Two of Hertfordshire County Council’s deafblind service users and Hertfordshire Sense Manager, Clark Mullen, contributed their unique accounts of living with sensory loss for an e-book entitled ‘Personal Accounts of Living with Sensory Loss in 2019’.

Produced by the Local Authority Workers Deafblind Interest Group (LAWDIG), the e-book was launched at a Parliamentary Reception in the Houses of Parliament last Tuesday, during Deafblind Awareness Week (24-30 June).

The e-book, available from the county council’s sensory publication page at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/sensory, is a collection of personal stories from deafblind people from all walks of life across the UK, and outlines the challenges that they have faced and overcome.

Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health, Cllr Richard Roberts said: “A huge well done to our three authors who have written so passionately about their life experiences.

“I am sure their personal accounts will help inform and inspire others by describing the challenges they faced. The e-book also helps to signpost other deafblind residents and their families to the right specialist support, including our award-winning team at Hertfordshire County Council.”

Hertfordshire County Council works with adults and children who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind, with the aim of making lives easier for them and their families by providing information, advice and assessments for services and equipment.