Tactile communication in the home environment

2006-08-17T09:40:05Z (GMT) by Elizabeth Ball Colette Nicolle
Communication is a crucial part of home-life. It includes interactions, both face-to-face and remotely, with others living in the household, friends/relatives and service providers. Effective communication in these, and other situations, is important to quality of life. Deafblindness has a profound impact on communication. This paper considers some of the issues that arise when using English-based tactile communication and the implications for the home environment.