Haptics and Protactile Communication
This page includes information and resources about
- Haptics, "A standardized system for providing and or receiving visual and environmental information as well as social feedback via touch signals on the body"(HKNC, n.d.) and
- Protactile, a practice and philosophy that emerged from "the realization that DeafBlind people’s intuitions about tactile communication are stronger than the intuitions sighted people have" and has changed the way they communicate, work with interpreters, and live (granda & Nuccio, 2018)
Empowerment Through Touch: Haptic Communication [Recorded Webinar from the Wisconsin Deafblind Technical Assistance Project] - Presented by Ryan Odland, Helen Keller National Center, October 14, 2020
Article: Edwards, T. (2022). The difference intersubjective grammar makes in protactile DeafBlind communities. Lingua, 272.