What is sensory disability?
People with sensory disability include people who:
- have significant visual impairment or are blind
- have a hearing impairment or are deaf
- are DeafBlind.
Support for people with sensory disability
Sensory Directions helps people with sensory disability to find and use a range of supports. Phone 1800 738 855.
The following approved organisations also specialise in information and support for people with sensory disability. You may be able to book in by calling them directly (there may be fees) or they will advise you where to get a referral.
- Adelaide Hearing Consultants
Provides diagnostic and rehabilitation services for adults and children aged more than three years with hearing loss, tinnitus and central auditory processing disorders.
Provides a range of services for children with vision and hearing impairments.
- Cora Barclay Centre
Provides family-focused Auditory-Verbal Therapy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and wear hearing aids, cochlear implants or other listening devices.
- Deaf CanDo
Provides information about deafness, deaf culture, the deaf community, hearing loss, technical devices and communication modes employed by deaf people and others with hearing loss.
- Guide Dogs SA.NT
Provides free services for people with a sensory loss, including guide dogs.
- Lions Hearing Dogs
Provides Hearing Dogs and training in their use to hearing impaired people throughout Australia.
- Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)
Provides services to South Australians who have a severe vision impairment. The RSB's Low Vision Centre offers information, advice and low vision aids.
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