Piano man a voice for deafblind

2008-06-27 00:00

After spending just a few minutes with Brian Titshall, chairman for Deafblind SA, KwaZulu-Natal, you’ll easily forget that this vibrant bear of a man with a hugely infectious laugh is blind.

Scheuer is also a piano tuner and voluntary secretary for Deafblind SA (DBSA). Five years ago Titshall attended a meeting at DBSA to find out more about his condition which led to his chairmanship on a voluntary basis. “I felt I was in a position where I had accepted and dealt with my condition so I could move on to help others,” he says. Titshall’s role in the organization is to facilitate or “make things happen”, whether it’s arranging eyetests, sourcing donations of computers and specialised software, or organising bursaries for deafblind schoolchildren, among other tasks.

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