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Get Involved! The American Association of the DeafBlind is the only consumer organization of, by and for deaf-blind people. If you are an individual who has both hearing and vision loss, if you have an interest in the deaf-blind community or are just curious about us, the American Association of the Deaf-Blind invites you to join our organization. For non-profit and for profit organizations, AADB also offers organization membership.

Below are some of our membership benefits:

  • Be aware of what's happening in the deaf-blind community across the nation;
  • Learn about legislation and services that impact our independence and access;
  • Network with other people who are deaf-blind or have hearing/vision loss;
  • Receive "AADB Today", our monthly newsletter in your preferred reading format;
  • Get discounts for upcoming AADB national symposium;
  • Be involved with other members on AADB-L, an email discussion list for members only;
  • And many more.

AADB offers four classes of individual memberships.

Active Memberships

Active memberships are offered to individuals who are deaf-blind or with vision/hearing loss and living in the United States. In addition to receiving membership benefits, each member of this class has voting privileges to all AADB's general elections and business meetings. After fulfilling the bylaws requirements, active members can run for any position on the Board of Directors.

Associate Memberships

Associate memberships are available to any United States resident who is not deaf-blind, but has a strong interest in supporting AADB. Since AADB is an consumer-driven organization, this membership does not permit voting privileges; however, each member of this class can participate in legislative activities, advocacy work, and be involved in other related activities.

International Memberships

International memberships are available to any individuals from other countries. While our main focus is in the United States, AADB does some networking and information sharing to individuals and organizations in other countries to enhance the lives of deaf-blind individuals in those countries. While members of this class cannot serve on the board, they can participate in other AADB activities.

Life Time Memberships

The lifetime membership are available to anyone who wish to support AADB. You will receive:

  • A lifetime membership certificate signed by President,
  • A lifetime membership card
  • A lifelong connection with a mission-focused, values-driven organization to ensure that all deaf-blind persons achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community,
  • Receive discounts for AADB national conferences,
  • Receive voting privileges (deaf-blind active members only)

    If you are interested in joining AADB with a Lifetime Membership

    Lifetime Membership Dues - A One-Time Payment of $500

    Please contact Steven Collins, Treasurer at for ​further information. 

    (Note: Lifetime membership dues are not refundable or transferable.)

Membership Dues

All individual membership dues are:

  • 1 year   - $15.00
  • 2 years - $25.00
  • 3 years - $30.00


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Thank you for your consideration to join AADB, the only national organization of, for, and by deaf-blind Americans.

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