In addition to the need for interpreters and technology, many people who are deafblind require the services of a Support Service Provider (SSP). An SSP is a person who acts as a sighted guide and uses appropriate communication techniques. The SSP must be able to convey visual and audio information in an effective manner, and help orient the individual who is deafblind to a new environment.
VADB is currently working to organize an SSP program in Virginia.
Please support VADB by becoming a member. Membership dues are only $10. There are two types of members: "Active" (deafblind Virginians) and "Associate" (everyone else)
To become a member, please download a copy of the VADB Brochure (under the Donations Tab here on the website) and mail as instructed.
2015 VADB Annual Membership Meeting:
Date: September 26, 2015
Place: Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
Gymnasium of the Rehabilitation Center
401 Azalea Ave., Richmond, VA 23227
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE (lunch provided courtesy of VDDHH)
1. Status of the Virginia SSP Program and call for volunteers (deafblind consumers, SSPs and SSP Coordinators)
2. Small Groups to discuss topics related to helping VADB develop as an organization
3. Election of Officers (all positions are up for election. All VADB Members are encouraged to consider running for office - VADB needs your help!)
We will have a silent auction of donated items.
For more information or to RSVP that you plan to attend the meeting, please email Beth Hammer by Sept. 12 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you need special accommodations for the meeting, such as sign language interpreters, an SSP, audioloop, CART, etc.
Volunteers are needed to be SSPs and lunch helpers. PLEASE COME!
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