Deaf-Blind Resources

A-Z to Deafblindness

A Web site developed by a deaf-blind man that is full of information and links to “make people more aware about deafblindness.”

American Association of the Deafblind (AADB)

American Association of the Deafblind (AADB) is a national consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments. It is open to all persons who are deafblind and individuals directly concerned with their well being, including spouses, children, friends and health professionals. AADB provides technical assistance to persons who are deafblind, families, educators, and service providers through direct onsite assistance to consumers at the adult level in the subject areas of community living, curriculum, social skills, and technology.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

AFB’s mission is to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve equality of access and opportunity that will ensure freedom of choice in their lives. AFB accomplishes this mission through agency-wide program initiatives and through the delivery of a wide variety of products and services.

Center on Disability Studies – Hawai’i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project (HPDBP)

The Hawai‘i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project provides technical assistance to children and youth who are deaf-blind, birth through 21 years of age, and to their families and service providers here in Hawai‘i and outlying Pacific Island nations/jurisdictions of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap), Guam, Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands.


NCDB is home to DB-LINK, the largest collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide. A team of information specialists makes this extensive resource available in response to direct requests, via the NCDB web site, through conferences and a variety of electronic medium.

Deafblind International (DbI)

Deafblind International (DbI) is a world association that supports and promotes the development of services to enable a good quality of life for deaf-blind children and adults. DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, deaf-blind people and administrators to raise awareness of deaf-blindness.

Hawaiʻi State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)

The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) provides services to U.S. citizens statewide and is part of two library systems: the Hawai’i State Public Library System and the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. LBPH serves as the regional library and machine lending agency for the blind and physically disabled throughout the state and the outlying Pacific Islands.

Hawaiʻi Association of the Blind (HAB)

The Hawai‘i Association of the Blind (HAB) is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. They strive to advocate independence, equality and opportunities for the blind in Hawai‘i.

Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults

The Helen Keller National Center serves adults who are deaf-blind and provides support services for youth and adults who are deaf-blind, their families and the professionals who serve them across the country. Their mission is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in their community of choice.


  • 516-944-8900 (main switchboard)
  • 516-944-8637 (TTY)
  • 516-570-3626
  • 866-351-9089 (videophone)

National Center on Deaf-Blindness

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness is home to a wealth of information. Use the Selected Topics section in the Library to find articles and NCDB products.

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind. NCDB conducts initiatives and activities to increase the capacity of state and local early intervention and education agencies to improve policies and practices for children and youth who are deaf-blind; promote the use of evidence-based practices; and increase the capacity of families to develop relationships with fellow families, service providers, and others, and expand their knowledge of deaf-blindness and skills in self-advocacy and self-empowerment.

National Family Associations for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

This national organization provides support to families through advocacy, information, resources, referral, supports, national policies, encourages founding and strengthening state family organizations, assists professionals in development of materials and training seminars and publishes “News from Advocates for Deaf-Blind.”

Phone: (601) 388-7578

Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Perkins is committed to providing education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.

Sense for Deafblind People

Sense was established in 1955 out of a family support group made up of parents whose children were born with rubella. It is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.