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Last Updated:
Monday, January 16, 2012

The Deaf-Blind American (DBA)

The Deaf-Blind American (DBA), the official quarterly magazine of the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB), is available only to its members. It contains articles of interest to deaf-blind individuals, their families, and service providers who work with people who are deaf-blind. The DBA is available in large print, Braille, disk and email.

Regular Features in the DBA:

  • Columns by AADB President and Executive Director
  • AADB Happenings
  • A "hot" topic in the deaf-blind community, including but not limited to
    • legislation
    • technology
    • medical research
    • advocacy efforts
    • services

The AADB E-News

A free newsletter, AADB E-News, is available to anyone during the months when the DBA is not being published. It contains information about the latest events occurring within AADB and in the deaf-blind community. One does not need to be an AADB member to receive the free AADB E-News newsletter.

Regular Features in the AADB E-News:

  • AADB Events
  • Announcements about new services and resources
  • Schedule of community events
  • Other deaf-blind events

If you wish to subscribe to the AADB Today Newsletter, please register here: AADB Today Newsletter.

You can review the latest issue or take a peak in the archives for back issues.

Other Publications

From time to time, AADB publishes other materials such as informational brochures and fact sheets, White Papers, poems, essays, songs, and other interesting writings. Informational materials are used for public education and awareness. They are posted on the website and/or distributed to the public.

Definition of a White Paper:

A white paper is an article that states an organization's position or philosophy about a social or political subject. Typically, a white paper explains the results or conclusions resulting from an organized committee or research collaboration.

AADB White Paper:

  • Support Service Providers for People who are Deaf-Blind, by Eugene Bourquin, Mark Gasaway, Beth Jordan, Randall Pope, Nancy Rosensweig, and Elizabeth Spiers. It's available in PDF, MS Word or at the AADB website.

Want to submit an article or news?

We're always looking for articles and writing to publish! Please keep your eyes open for any news of interest to deaf-blind people and forward them to the Editor. Original work is preferred. When submitting previously printed articles, please be sure to include publication information.

Submission of articles, news, writings or others:

  • AADB E-News -- by the second week of each month the DBA is not in publication (January, February, April, May, July, October, and November).
  • White Papers, poems, and other writings - anytime during the year

Submissions can be sent through mail, fax or email attachment to the AADB Editor. To request more information, please contact the AADB Office.

To join AADB and receive The Deaf-Blind American, please visit the Membership page.