DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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Vision and goals

Our Vision

A world where people affected by Deafblindness are accepted as part of the community and able to reach their full potential. 

 Our Purpose

We champion the wellbeing of people affected by deafblindness and strive to ensure that their rights and access to services and the broader community are strengthened and protected through our support and advocacy. 

Our Goals

1.     Promote public awareness, recognition and acceptance of the unique needs of individuals with deafblindness.

2.     Improve the quality of life of persons with deafblindness in NSW, by

(a)  Identifying and promoting application of national and international best practice in programs and service provision;

(b)  Promoting the development of programs and services to facilitate opportunities for independent living and community activities.

3.     Provide consultation, collaboration and co-ordination with all service providers supporting persons with deafblindness.

4.     Advocate rights for people with deafblindness and foster their ability to self-advocate by providing them with information or options for problem solving.

5.     Represent the interests and needs of persons with deafblindness at the local, state, federal and international levels.

6.     To promote the use of a variety of communication techniques.

7.     Identify technology and its implementation and use by people with deafblindness.