Deafblind and Neglected or Deafblindness Neglected? Revisiting the Case of Beverley Lewis

@inproceedings{Simcock2014DeafblindAN,
  title={Deafblind and Neglected or Deafblindness Neglected? Revisiting the Case of Beverley Lewis},
  author={Peter Simcock and Jill Manthorpe},
  year={2014}
}
Deafblindness is a particularly complex impairment and deafblind people are considered to be some of the most vulnerable members of society; this includes vulnerability to abuse and harm. This paper explores this unique impairment in the illustrative case of Beverley Lewis, by reviewing archived published and audio material about the life and circumstances of the death of this young woman, including media reports, parliamentary debates and commentaries. Whilst it appears that the implications… CONTINUE READING