The Deafblind Technology Research Project has several aims:
To evaluate utility and adaptability of technology to support people who are deafblind.
To assess and deliver appropriate technologies to people who are deafblind and have personally defined goals.
To measure effectiveness of technology and provision process.
The project involves recruiting people with deafblindness (both residential and community participants) and testing their ability to utilise assistive technology, over a period of time.
So far, researchers have found that combining technologies with one another, one-to-one human support and recognising the unique needs and attitudes towards experiences with technology have played a key role in outcomes.
Presentation at National Deafblind Conference, June 2022