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The DeafBlind Community

Deafblindness is the condition of little or no useful hearing and little to no useful sight. Different degrees of vision loss and auditory loss occur within each individual, thus making the deafblind community unique with many types of deafblindness involved.

World Federation of the DeafBlind Global Report 2018 –

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AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. Their mission is to ensure that all deaf-blind persons achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community.

DBCAN matches DeafBlind adults with trained Providers who assist with accomplishing everyday tasks, such as: reading mail and other printed materials, exercising and participating in fitness programs, using the MBTA and other modes of transportation, doing personal errands (bank, hair salon, shopping, and more), and attending medical appointments. Additionally, this support ensures our DeafBlind community members can also engage in cultural, educational, recreational, and religious events.

iCanConnect provides free equipment and training for people with both significant hearing and vision loss who meet the program’s disability and income eligibility guidelines. iCanConnect is a national program with local contacts that helps people stay connected to friends, family and the world.

As a national technical assistance center, NCDB works with state deaf-blind projects and other partners to improve educational results and quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

DBCS is one of Canada’s leading providers of specialized support and emergency services for people who are living with a loss of both hearing and sight. Their dedicated professionals work with people who are Deafblind both one-on-one and in group settings to facilitate communication, access, independence, and participation in all parts of daily life. Their services range from intervenor services to literacy and basic skills training to emergency intervenor services in critical situations.

Founded in 1980, the Deaf-Blind Contact Center (DBCC) has been proudly serving the Boston Deafblind community for 39 years. DBCC is a nonprofit social organization of and for Deaf or hard of hearing individuals who have a vision loss. Our mission is to enrich the lives of our members through socializing, educate our community and provide advocacy.

Perkins School for the Blind is the leader in education services for children and young adults with disabilities and visual impairments. Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts, was founded in 1829 and is the oldest school for the blind in the United States.

Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) is the only national program providing comprehensive vocational rehabiliation services to youth (16 and older), working-age adults and seniors (55 and older) with combined hearing and vision loss. We work together with people who are DeafBlind to achieve their goals and aspirations.

WFDB aims to improve the quality of life of persons with deafblindness worldwide, with the objective of achieving their equal rights and equal opportunities in all areas of society, to be a worldwide forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the area of deafblindness, and to increase international solidarity among organisations of persons with deafblindness.

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