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Please note: Video date of 10/13/17 has been extended. Survey closes 10/15/17.
This survey focuses on DeafBlind interpreting skills and competencies.
The DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center is conducting a national needs assessment survey to assist us in identifying current and emerging practices in the field of DeafBlind interpreting.
The goal of this survey is to identify specific competencies required for interpreters who work with DeafBlind consumers. The term DeafBlind will be used throughout the survey.
For our survey purposes, the definition includes individuals who are DeafBlind, deaf-blind, and/or who have a combination of hearing and vision loss, those who are late-deafened with vision loss, hard of hearing with vision loss, close vision, or are oral deafblind.
This survey will take about 20 minutes to complete, depending on your answers to some of the questions. You must answer the first question so we can know you have read and agree with the Consent information.
The results of this survey will assist in determining the skills and competencies expected of DeafBlind interpreters.
Please share the survey link widely as we are working to reach as many professionals who work with DeafBlind individuals as possible.
The survey link is
The survey will close on Sunday, October 15th at 11:59pm.
To request an alternative format for the needs assessment, please email email@example.com. We will work to expedite a survey to you within the time frame our survey is open.