Networks are recognized as one of the core activities of Deafblind International. In the constitution, one of the stated objects of DbI is to stimulate the development of networks of specialized professionals collaborating to benefit deafblind people and their families.
Networks are international groups of individual members and or organizations, schools and institutions approved by the Board from at least three countries that are mutually connected by language, culture, geographic location or objects and satisfy criteria to be determined by the Board.
Networks, comprised of members of the organization, are permitted to cast votes in the election process and at the annual meeting. Some networks become members of the DbI Board.
Currently there are 13 DbI Network members:
- Acquired deafblindness Network (ADBN)
- CHARGE Network
- Communication Network
- European Deafblind Network (EDBN)
- Ibero Latin American Network
- Network of the Americas
- Outdoor Network
- Research Network
- Rubella Network
- Social Haptic Network
- Tactile Communications Network
- Usher Network
- Youth Network (DbIYN)
Henriette Hermann Olesen
Application for DbI Network recognition
In order to be recognised your proposed Network must:
- be in sympathy with the objectives of DbI
- involve at least 3 countries
- have an agreed means for communication among members
- be project based and time limited or an ongoing interest group with an action plan
- provide details of the Contact Person
- report to DbI at least every 2 years.
Please provide the following information and answers to questions in order to have your proposed Network recognised. The same information should be provided in updating reports.