Deafblind woman is raising her hand with a yellow paper to vote on the annual assemble of FDDB
Deafblind woman is raising her hand with a yellow paper to vote on the annual assemble of FDDB

About FDDB (English)

The Danish DeafBlind Association (FDDB) is an organization consisting of deafblind people in Denmark. Here you can read more about FDDB and our political aims. 

FDDB was established on the 27th of Juin 1987 and is working for better conditions - politically and socially - for deafblind people. FDDB was established by a group of deafblind people, and is lead by deafblind people and a secretariat placed in Høje Taastrup, near Copenhagen.

FDDB is every year planning several social events, networking groups and different social and cultural activities as well as offering home visits where our deafblind counselors give advice to new deafblind people about how to deal with everyday as a deafblind. 

Projects

During the last 25 years, FDDB has had several projects for deafblinds. We have an IT and communication projcect that offers support and development of IT systems for deaf blind people, a system of networking groups with 18 groups all over the country, a group of deaf blind people giving lectures about how they deal with their life as deaf blinds and a project that arranges home visits for new deaf blinds who need personal support and advice from an experienced deaf blind counselor.

FDDB is a private organization financed primarily by private fundings and by governmental support to projects.

FDDB has in 2016 about 450 active members and 400 support members. 

Cooperation with Nordic countries - the DBNSK

The Deafblind Nordic Cooperation Committee (DBNSK) is an organization that works on issues related to people with deafblindness in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Based on the principle of equal worth of all people, DBNSK works for the right to full participation, equality, autonomy and self-determination for people with deafblindness in all areas of life in the Nordic countries.

DBNSK is also working for the Nordic countries to live up to what is stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Purpose
  • Through cooperation to improve the living conditions of all people with deafblindness in all Nordic countries.
  • To exchange information about development and changes in the member countries.
  • Through projects in each organization to support people with deafblindness in developing countries.

You can read more in the brochure about DBNSK: 

DBNSK - the brochure in English (word) 

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