Deaf Blind Information

Organizations and Services


BulletAmerican Association of Deaf Blind American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments. AADB is open to all persons who are deaf-blind and individuals directly concerned with their well being, including spouses, children, friends, and health care professionals.

BulletAustralian DeafBlind Council    The Australian DeafBlind Council was set up following the National Deafblind Conference in Melbourne in 1993 as a network for deafblind people or other interested people. The purpose of ADBC is to be a national council representing people who are deafblind, their support networks and organisations working in the field.

BulletVermont Project for Students with Deaf-Blindness   The Vermont State Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness focuses on the needs of children with deaf-blindness (D-B) or who are at risk for deaf-blindness and their families. The Project offers on-site technical assistance, training, and family support, through the I-Team, to children who are included on the D-B Census.
National Technical Assistance Consortium  NTAC (The National Technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind ) provides technical assistance to families and agencies serving children and young adults who are deaf-blind. The primary mission of NTAC is  to assist states in improving the quality of services for individuals (birth to age 28) who are deaf-blind; and to increase the numbers of children, young adults, their families, and their service providers who will benefit from these services.

BulletThe Deaf-Blind Association - Victoria  The Deaf-Blind Association was formed in Victoria in 1967 as a self-help group by families with children with a deafblind disability. The major reason for its establishment was the lack of services for people with a multi-sensory impairment. The basic objectives of the Association are to provide services for people with a multi-sensory impairment.

BulletCenter for Deaf-Blind Persons  - Israel  The Deaf-Blind population may benefit partially from services offered by the organizations for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and by services for the Blind and visualy impaired in Israel. However there is a lack of rehabilitation and social services, which need to be tailored specifically to the needs of this population.

BulletLiterature Bibliographies

BulletYour Mining Company Guideto Deafness A excellent site of information on deafness.

BulletAmerican Association of Deaf-Blind  The American Association of the Deaf-Blind has a mission to assure that a comprehensive, coordinated system of services is accessible to all deaf-blind persons enabling them to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity and integration into the community. AADB provides basic services to its members such as print-to-braille or braille-to-print transcription of personal papers, shopping services, loan of braille books, and other necessities. AADB publishes a quarterly magazine, The Deaf-Blind American, that provides information on new communication technology, education, ideas on mobility, and human interest stories. The association has a lending library of braille materials, and the AADB Resource Directory for which there is a charge.

BulletDeaf-REACH of  Washington, D.C. In March of 1972, the National Health Care Foundation for the Deaf, Inc.--now doing business as Deaf-REACH--was founded as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization within the District of Columbia.

Retinitis Pigmentosa   Retinitis Pigmentosa International supports research to end blindness from degenerative eye disease, promote a public awareness and education campaign, and provide human services programs to better the quality of life for those with vision loss. Retinitis Pigmentosa International publishes a quarterly newsletter The Night Lighter, and offers many pamplets on current treatments, and research in progress. They have available "How to Survive Losing Vision" in print and audio versions. Call for charges for these and any other information.

BulletRRTC for Deaf or Hard of Hearing  The University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (RT-31) was established in 1981. The mission of the Center is to develop a coordinated, advanced program of rehabilitation research and provide training to rehabilitation research and service personnel to enhance the rehabilitation outcomes of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing

BulletKramer's Talking Glove Project  James Kramer and his supervisor, Larry Leifer, have been working on a method for communication between Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Non-vocal individuals. It is a complete system, which attempts to integrate a number of technologies together, in such a way that all parties can communicate.

BulletCHARGE Syndrome CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. 2004 Parkade Boulevard Columbia, MO 65202-3121 CHARGE Association refers to children with a specific set of birth defects.

A Deaf blindness Web Resource   There was a lack of WWW resources for information on deafblindness, so I decided to try and build up a small site with information on it, and pointers to other related sites. It mainly concentrates on deafblindness although I may include pointers to sites dealing with deafness and blindness. It is felt that Dual Sensory Impairment should be treated separately from deafness and from blindness because "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts".

Bullet29 USC Sec. 1901 (01-16-960 Congressional Findings Deaf Blindness The Congress finds that Deaf-blindness is among the most severe of all forms of disabilities, and there is a great and continuing need for services and training to help individuals who are deaf-blind attain the highest possible level of development etc.

BulletNet Connections to Communication Disorders and Sciences  The Internet provides access to many valuable resources for professionals and students in communication disorders and sciences as well as for persons with communication disabilities and those who are part of their lives. Previous versions of this guide were provided in both html and ascii formats. By version 5 the ascii format had grown to well over 100 pages downloaded. Starting with version 6, a decision was made to provide only mailing lists in ascii. As the information continues to grow on the Internet, version 7 has integrated the information with the former Communication Disorders Home Page.

BulletProject HIIT Internet for the Hearing Impaired   Project HIIT  Internet for the Hearing Impaired  Resources and Databases for the Hearing Impaired


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