CHALLENGE FOR DEAFBLINDNESS 2017
TO SANTIAGO FOR DEAFBLINDNESS, THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FOR DEAFBLIND PEOPLE
To Santiago for Deafblindness. The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage practiced for hundreds of years to reach the city of Santiago de Compostela, where the relics of St. James the Greater lie. The pilgrims make their way for the most diverse reasons: because they are devoted, keen on learning more or just because of the feeling of adventure.
The route takes one week to complete and it will be held between the 4th and the 10th of September (both included) in order to give visibility to deafblindness. This is an open invitation to people with deafblindness and their interveners, in general, to those who are linked to the deafblind community. You can follow the route in two ways: cycling or on foot.
Five deafblind people completed, from the 4th until the 10th of September 2017, the challenge “A Santiago por la sordoceguera” #2s4db, the last 100 km of the French road. They counted on the help of ten professional mediators, seven of them form FESOCE. Together they got to look after all the communication needs: LSE (Spanish Sign Language), LSC (Catalan Sign Language), LSI, on the air, set on the hands, oral in Spanish, Catalan, English and Hungarian, among others.