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American Association of the Deaf-Blind

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Who We Are:
American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national advocacy organization of, by, and for people with combined vision and hearing loss. Our membership not only has people with combined vision and hearing loss, but also includes supporters who work with them including family members, professionals, and interpreters. AADB is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit organization and receives funding from donations, grants, and membership dues.

Mission Statement:
To ensure that all deaf-blind persons achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community

Activities:

  • Information Clearinghouse – includes publications such as The Deaf-Blind American magazine, E-News, website, and information and referral.
  • National Task Force on Deaf-Blind Interpreting – seeks to address gaps in identifying and endorsing trained, qualified interpreters to work with people who have combined vision and hearing loss.
  • National Conference – where hundreds of deaf-blind people come together for training, support, and networking.
  • Advocacy – represent deaf-blind people on a variety of issues on the national level including but not limited to emergency preparedness, technology, housing, elder issues, telecommunication access, and support service providers.

For information on specific projects or services, membership, conferences, or to make a tax- deductible donation, please contact us:

AADB
TTY/VP: (301) 495-4402
Voice: (301) 495-4403
Fax: (301) 495-4404

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 121
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: AADB - info@aadb.org
Website: www.aadb.org

"We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Nadine and Springboard to increase awareness of people with dual disabilities, such as those with combined hearing and vision loss. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Springboard."