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RIAF Webinar – Participation Experiences of People with Deafblindness or Dual Sensory Loss

December 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Date: December 11, 2018

Description: PhD Candidate Atul Jaiswal introduced the condition of dual sensory loss or deafblindness and discussed the characteristics, epidemiology and impact of dual sensory loss on life.

Presenter Bio

Atul Jaiswal is a final year doctoral candidate at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University. Atul is from India, where he previously worked for five years as an Occupational Therapist, disability rehabilitation social worker, and Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) professional.

He received a gold medal during his Master’s degree in Social Work in Disability Studies and was instrumental in initiating a successful advocacy campaign for people with disabilities(resulting in sanction of INR 15 million) during his fellowship. He is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship and currently pursuing his doctoral research to understand the participation experiences of persons with deafblindness and ways to enhance their participation in society. His current work also focuses on understanding the use of assistive technology for people with deafblindness.

To know more visit https://twitter.com/atuljais111

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