The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. “Deaf-Blind” includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss. Our mission is to ensure that all deaf-blind persons achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community.
Welcome to AADB's website!
This is President Jill Gaus, and I am very excited to share this with you all! The website was recently revamped with not just a new look in some areas, but also with new information and navigation links throughout the site.
In here, you will find such information as: AADB's mission and goals, who the Board of Directors are, current events, important and breaking news that affect the Deaf-Blind community and others as well, Deaf-Blind resources, and so much more.
I invite you to check out everything on this site, and feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or feedback. Our contact information may be found by clicking on the Contact Us link, or even the links to each individual Board Member's contact on the Board Members page.
Please enjoy your visit to our site, and we hope that you will come visit us again!
National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)
Through iCanConnect, the FCC’s National Deaf-blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) provides FREE communications technology — as well as installation, training and support — to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind, providing the keys to staying connected in today’s world.
Communication is essential for staying healthy, holding a job, managing a household and participating in society. The NDBEDP helps people with combined vision and hearing loss acquire the specialized devices they need to make phone calls, send email or access the Internet.
AADB 2013 Presidential Election
~ President/Vice-President Announcement ~
Dear AADB Members, Families and Friends.
I am writing to inform you about our election for President and Vice President.
As you know this is the year of the election of President and Vice President for AADB. We asked for anyone interested in running as the next President and Vice President to submit three items by December 31, 2012: their letter of intent, a biography, and proof of United States Citizenship. There will be no election this year because the Election Committee found there was only one interested team who turned in their letter of intent.
We would like to congratulate Randall Pope and René Pellerin! They will be our next President and Vice President for the four year term starting on July 1, 2013 and ending on June 30, 2017. It will be an honor to serve with these two strong leaders.
We would like to thank the Election Committee, Blaise Delahoussaye and Janie Neal, for their job well done. Mr. Pope’s and Mr. Pellerin’s biographies may be reviewed here:
Jill Gaus, President
~ Current News ~
NAD and AADB respond to Belgium’s Euthanasia of Deaf-Blind Twins. Read the press release here:
The NDBEDP is well underway and find out more about your state's program for the deaf-blind at http://www.icanconnect.org/state-partners
Now you can join us on Blogger.com! Click the Blogger link
below to read the current happenings and information from AADB!