Netherlands Institute for Care and Welfare (NIZW)
The Netherlands Institute for Care and Welfare (NIZW) is carrying out, ordered by the Netherlands Knowledge Center for Deaf-Blindness (LED), the following researches:
- Prevalence on deaf-blindness. How many deaf-blind people are living in the Netherlands?
- Increasing the knowledge of professionals with deaf-blind persons. What kind of knowledge of deaf-blindness is available in among others the main institutions with deaf-blind clients? What are the needs concerning knowledge of deaf-blindness in these institutions? How can we make this knowledge available to the professionals working with or who are going to work with deaf-blind people?
- State of the art in tactile sign language. Who are using tactile sign language in the Netherlands? How many people are estimated to use tactile sign language? What about the international developments concerning tactile sign language?