American Association of the Deaf-Blind endeavors to enable deaf-blind persons to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity and integration into the community. AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans. AADB has deaf-blind members from all walks of life with diverse educational, vocational, social, ethnic/racial backgrounds, communication methods, and varying degrees and types of both vision and hearing loss. AADB offers members a quarterly publication The Deaf-Blind American (DBA) and a contact directory of our members and resources across the country for deaf-blind people. AADB is actively involved in projects: (1) Outreach activities; (2) Advocacy; (3) Representation to manufacturers, legislators, and other entities on behalf of deaf-blind people; (4) Information/referral on deaf-blindness; (5) Maintaining close relationships with other organizations to ensure the needs of the deaf-blind are properly addressed; (6) The Mentoring Pilot Project; and (7) Biennial national conferences.
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- DBA Publication Editor