Deafblind International DbI is THE point of connection in deafblindness worldwide. We connect to maximize positive impact for and with all those concerned and involved.
As an international not-for-profit membership organization we have a constitution, members from around the globe, 17 thematically or geographically focused Networks and
Following our claim “Connect to Act”, collaboration within DbI and with partner organizations is one of our core values.
We are passionate about bringing together individuals and organizations, persons concerned and involved like family members, professionals and researchers. We are connecting to make a real difference in the lives of people with deafblindness around the world.
DbI is THE effective point of connection in deafblindness worldwide.
We, therefore, "Connect to Act".
DbI is THE point of connection in deafblindness to maximize positive impact with and for all those concerned and involved.
DbI`s strategy for 2023-2027 is currently being discussed. The upcoming strategy follows the further developed vision and the corresponding claim: “Connect to Act”.
It is all about connecting to maximize positive impact:
- For persons with deafblindness
- For all members
- For our organizational strength
- Clear progress in recognition of deafblindness as a unique and distinct disabiltity, with:
- An approved ICF Core Set for deafblindness
- A DbI recommendation for a functional definition of deafblindness
- A successful Global Education Campaign in all 3 focus regions and beyond
- Clear progress in becoming THE link to information and exchange in the field, with:
- Vital and communicative Networks
- Further strengthened DbI communication
- Affordable conferences with lasting impact
- Clear progress in becoming more inclusive, participative and relevant, with:
- Close partnership with WFDB
- Newly clarified structures and processes
- Active roles in the International Council for Eduction of People with Visual Impairment ICEVI, in the International Communication Rights Alliance ICRA (and therefore also in collaboration with the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication ISAAC), in ther International Disability and Development Consortium IDDC and in the Economic and Social Council of the UN ECOSOC