Social haptic communication training

Two woman sitting together. One woman has herhands over the other's as she signs

Social Haptic Communication Method For Supporting Individuals with Deafblindness

Join Dennis Witcombe (Winston Churchill Fellow) and Carla Anderson (National Manager, Deafblind Services) for a unique training experience.

Social-Haptic Communication is an efficient and discrete way of giving social messages to a person who is vision impaired or deafblind. Using touch and symbols produced on the body, social haptic communication is an innovative way to assist deafblind people to experience and understand the world around them.

This training session will incorporate:

·         Practical implementations

·         Environmental mapping

·         Benefits and results of Social-Haptic Communication

·         Practical examples and opportunities to try it first-hand.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued at the end of the workshop.

Tickets are strictly limited so please ensure you book your place online at EVENTBRITE (follow the link

For further information please contact or 0424 372 846.

About the facilitator:

Dennis Witcombe is a NAATI accredited professional interpreter. Having been awarded as Victorian Deafblind Interpreter of the year three times, he is well-known and respected for his work with the deafblind community. In 2010 he was a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship to research deafblind communication overseas. He currently works for Able Australia as an in-house interpreter and deafblind communication consultant delivering workshops on Deafblind Awareness, Deafblind Interpreting and Social Haptic Communication.


Event Date: 
Monday 17th September at 6:00pm - Monday 17th September at 9:00pm

Knapman House (RSB), 230 Pirie St, Adelaide