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  Lewis checks out the UK's first Deaf Blind Centre
Updated 15 June 2003, 10.08

Lewis is one of 24,000 deaf blind people in the UK. He visited Deafblind UK.

The centre is in Peterborough, and is Europe's first place for people who are deaf and blind.

He explains how it's designed to help people get on with their lives.

Local schools have contributed to the centre
Lewis tries the centre out
"You can learn Braille, which is a way for blind people to read.

Fun

They also teach deaf blind people to talk to each other using their hands."

But the centre isn't just for learning.

"There are lots of fun things to do," Lewis says.

The centre is round, which helps blind people find their way around.

If someone gets lost, they can just go back to where they started, holding onto special rails.

Lewis was really happy with the centre.

"I hope there are more of them built soon."

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