The idea behind this booklet was conceived in a car on a
bumpy road in Malawi, where Ms Lilian Mariga first showed
me a copy of a teachers' manual for supporting children with
disabilities. The manual was comprehensive and detailed, and
well used. An idea started to grow; Ms Mariga's manual should
be adapted to provide information on deafblindness. And – it
should be accessible for not only teachers, but for parents and
for all persons who interact with persons with deafblindness.