If you want to form positive relationships with a deaf-blind person you assist it’s necessary to follow main rules and requirements of ethics for such communication.
USE ALL GENERALLY ACCEPTED RULES OF ETIQUETTE
Communicating with a deaf-blind person remember that regardless the form and severity of disability it’s a normal person. Everyone needs assistance from time to time. The main thing in communication is tact and sensibility to the needs and thoughts of other. Communicate with deaf-blind person like with equal one.
MEETING A DISABLED PERSON MEETING A DISABLED PERSON
If you introduce a deaf-blind person to somebody turn him\her in the direction of a person.
IF YOU OFFER HELP TO A DISABLED PERSON,
be sure the person is ready to accept it, don’t be shy to ask how it’s better to help. Don’t get offended if a person refuses from your help.
if you receive it from a deaf-blind person regarding his personal or intimate questions.
DO NOT MAKE DECISION FOR AN ADULT PERSON
if he\she is deaf-blind, if only he\she is not legally incapable and you are not his\her official representative
AVOID CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DISABILITY REASONS DRIVEN BY CURIOSITY
BEING WITH A DEAF-BLIND PERSON DO NOT EXPOSEHIM\HER
TRY TO EXPLAIN IN A WAY EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND WITH TACT
about appearance of a person present with you in whom deaf-blind person gets interested
DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN SEE AND HEAR BY MIMICS AND GESTURES IN THE PRESENCE OF DEAF-BLIND PERSON
YOU NEED TO GIVE INTO DEAF-BLIND PERSON’S YOU NEED TO GIVE INTO DEAF-BLIND PERSON’S
object, document, note or money, excluding cases when he\she tells you where to put it otherwise. When you read a letter or any other document, you need to give it to the deaf-blind to touch as well.
IF NECESSARY DELICATELY ADVISE A DEAF-BLIND PERSON HOW TO IMPROVE HIS\HER APPREARANCE, POSTURE
DO NOT LEAVE IN INAPPROPRIATE PLACES OBJECTS THAT CAN DISTURB A DEAF-BLIND PERSON FROM ORIENTATION OR MOVEMENT