DbI was founded because of a number of national organisations working in the field of deafblindness, who recognised the value regularly sharing information and ideas more widely, and the importance of supporting service development across the world. Others have joined the original group and they include schools, associations, institutions, companies and voluntary organisations.
Corporate members, numbering about 60, provide the foundation for the work of DbI and play a key role in its direction and management. Their representatives sit on the Management Committee and Council.
There are three tiers of corporate membership, depending on the size of the organisation and the membership fee paid:
Large Corporates: Annual Fees ranges between 3000 Euro and 5,000 Euro
Small Corporates: Annual Fees ranges between 300 Euro and 1,500 Euro
Mini Corporates: Annual Fees between 100 Euro and 250 Euro. Mini Corporate membership is available to interested organisations from the World Bank list of HIPC and LIC countries – Heavily Indebted Poor Countries.
To become a corporate member, please select your payment method:
Number of Corporate Members
Benefits of Corporate Membership
DbI is the world association promoting services for deafblind people. It brings together deafblind people, families and professionals working with them from more than 80 countries around the world. As deafblindness is a low incidence disability, international networking and the sharing of information is essential to the development of the field and quality services for deafblind people. To learn from good practice we need to collaborate across national boundaries. DbI exists to ensure that this happens. Corporate membership of DbI brings the following benefits:
The opportunity to contribute to the decision-making process within DbI
- You are a voting member of DbI and can exercise your vote at the General Meeting
- You could get elected as a member of the DbI Board and take part in shaping the organisation
- You can be a member of the different time bound / task specific committees to help develop new actions
- You could be co-opted as a management committee member and be a part of the team to execute decisions.
The opportunity to access good quality information
- You can receive multiple copies of DbI Review (published twice a year)
- You can publish articles in the DbI Review
- You can access latest information from our website
- You can link your organisation with the DbI Website
- You will receive email alerts of important developments in DbI.
The opportunity to be a part of the DbI Networks
- You could be a member of any of the DbI networks that interest you
- You could lead a DbI Network
- You can start a DbI network based on the needs or your region
- You could share your views and access loads of information by being a part of the network e-groups.
The opportunity to meet people at DbI Conferences
- You can be a delegate at the DbI regional and world conferences
- You can meet with deafblind people, family members and colleagues from various parts of the world
- You can share your experiences, views and research at the DbI conferences
- You will receive regular email alerts about forthcoming DbI events and conferences
- You could host a DbI event in your region.