There are thousands of ways to communicate and connect – be it through speech, sign language, touch, movement, gesture, sound, pictures, objects or electronic aids.
We call this our ‘total communication’ approach.
Remember, it’s never too late to start learning a new way of communicating. Have a go and don’t worry about getting it wrong.
Common ways of communicating include:
How Sense can help
We offer free and impartial information about living with complex disabilities, including deafblindness.
Types of communication
These are the main ways of communicating that we use:
This content was last reviewed in April 2023. We’ll review it again next year.