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  • Title: WFDB: North America regional news
    Descriptive info: WFDB [.. Menu.. ].. North America regional news..

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  • Title: WFDB: Pacific regional news
    Descriptive info: Pacific regional news..

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  • Title: WFDB: Miscellaneous
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  • Title: WFDB: The World Federation of the Deafblind, WFDB
    Descriptive info: The World Federation of the Deafblind, WFDB.. Description and aim.. The World Federation of the Deafblind is a non-governmental and non-profit making worldwide organisation.. It is an organisation of deafblind people and is the legitimate voice of deafblind people of the world.. The work for deafblind people is incipient and it is only during the past fifteen to twenty years that deafblind have succeeded in nurturing a unique profile and enjoying an increased understanding of the specific problems resulting form deafblindness.. The aim of WFDB is to improve the quality of life of deafblind people world wide and one of the most important activities undertaken by WFDB is to identify deafblind people in order to break their isolation.. WFDB also aims at spreading information about deafblindness and about the kind of service deafblind people need in order to live independent lives.. In addition, WFDB strives to have deafblindness acknowledged internationally as a unique disability.. 1st and founding General Assembly.. The decision to form a world federation of deafblind was made at the 6th Helen Keller World Conference in Paipa, Colombia, September 13 - 19, 1997.. After many years of work the conference delegates considered that time was ripe to take the step to found the World Federation of the Deafblind, WFDB.. The conference appointed a committee that would prepare the first and founding general assembly of WFDB, which was to be held in connection with the 7th Helen Keller Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, in October 2001.. An executive council was elected with Stig Ohlson (Sweden) as President; Daniel Alvarez-Reyes (Spain) as Vice-President; Lex Grandia (Denmark) as Secretary General and Jeffrey Bohrman (USA) as Treasurer.. In  ...   in October 2009.. There were 42 voting members present from five of six regions.. The Executive Council was elected with, Lex Grandia (Denmark) as President until 19th April 2012, Sonnia Margarita (Ecuador) as Vice-President, acting President from 20th April 2012, Geir Jensen (Norway) as Secretary General, Christer Nilsson (Sweden) as Treasurer.. The six regional representatives are: Africa: Ezekiel Kumwenda (Malawi), Asia: Satoshi Fukushima (Japan), Europe: Sanja Tarczay (Croatia), Latin America: Alejandra Carranza (Argentina), North-America: Jeffrey Bohrman (USA), Pacific: Irene McMinn (Australia).. The 4th GA will be held in the Manila area, Philippines October/November 2013.. Structure.. The General Assembly (quadrennial) is the supreme governing body of WFDB.. The Executive Council is elected by the General Assembly on a four-year term.. The Executive Council consists of four elected officers:.. president, vice-president, secretary general and treasurer; and six regional representatives (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Pacific).. Application for membership.. If your organization is interested in joining WFDB, or cooperating with us, please fill out the appropriate application for membership (national, associate or individual) and submit it to the below contact address.. In case of difficulties in downloading the forms or questions about type of membership, please contact us at the address below (or fax, or e-mail) and state:.. Name of the organisation.. Name and position of contact person.. Official mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail address if any.. Type of organisation (organisation of deafblind people, support organisation, parents' organisation.. ).. Contact Information.. Secretary General s Office.. Geir Jensen.. Sporveisgata 10.. N-0354 Oslo.. Norway.. Ph:.. +47 22 93 33 50.. Fax:.. +47 22 93 33 51.. Mobile:.. +47 95 46 02 01.. E-mail:.. geir.. jensen@fndb.. no.. (2012-05-12)..

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  • Title: WFDB: Executive Council
    Descriptive info: Executive Council.. Elected on 26-27 October 2009.. The Executive Council consists of elected officers and regional representatives.. Elected Officers:.. President until 19th April 2012: Mr.. Lex Grandia, Denmark.. Vice-president: Mrs.. Sonnia Margarita Villacrés, Ecuador.. Acting president from 20th April 2012: Mrs.. Sonnia Margarita Villacrés, Ecuador:.. flasc@ecua.. net.. ec.. Secretary General:  ...   com.. Regional Representatives:.. Africa: Mr.. Ezekiel Kumwenda, Malawi:.. kumwendaezekiel@yahoo.. Asia: Mr.. Satoshi Fukushima, Japan:.. fukusima@rcast.. u-tokyo.. ac.. jp.. Europe: Ms.. Sanja Tarczay, Croatia:.. sanja@dodir.. hr.. Latin America: Mrs.. Alejandra Caranza:.. alecarranza@ialvear.. North America: Mr.. Jeffrey S.. Bohrman, USA:.. jeffrey.. bohrman@gmail.. The Pacific: Ms.. Irene McMinn, Australia:.. irenemc@oneseniors.. au.. and.. dbansw@bigpond.. (2012-05-08)..

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  • Title: WFDB: WFDB Constitution
    Descriptive info: WFDB Constitution.. Constitution of the World Federation of the Deafblind.. adopted by the Founding General Assembly,.. in Auckland, New Zealand, 11-12 October, 2001.. [.. Download as.. rtf file.. ].. Article 1: NAME, LEGAL FORM, REGISTERED ADDRESS AND DEFINITION.. 1.. 1 This association is called the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB).. It is a non governmental, charitable and non-profit making world wide organisation.. 2 The association must have at least one legally registered address in a National membership country.. 3 Deafblindness is a unique disability, caused by a combination of severe auditive and visual impairments.. 4 WFDB is the legitimate voice of the deafblind population in the world.. Article 2: RELATIONSHIPS:.. 2.. 1 WFDB establishes and maintains close relationships with The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), the World Blind Union (WBU), Deafblind International (DbI), The International Disability Alliance (IDA), all relevant United Nations organisations and institutions and with regional offices of international organisations whose aims are in accordance with those of WFDB and its members.. Article 3: AIMS AND FUNCTIONS.. 3.. 1 The aim of WFDB is to improve the quality of life of deafblind people world wide, with the objective of achieving their equal rights and equal opportunities in all areas of society, to be a world wide forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the area of deafblindness, and to increase international solidarity among deafblind people's organisations.. 2 Functions of WFDB:.. to promote social inclusion and equal participation in all areas of society.. to ensure accessibility to all areas of society.. to promote improvements in the field of education, rehabilitation and employment of deafblind people.. to combat discrimination of deafblind people.. to promote guide interpreters and other services for all deafblind people.. to raise awareness of deafblindness as a unique disability.. to promote and support the establishment of national deafblind organisations.. to support national deafblind organisations.. to publish newsletters and other material.. to implement necessary measures to achieve the aims of WFDB.. Article 4: MEMBERSHIP.. 4.. 1 WFDB has two (2) forms of membership:.. National Members and.. Special Members.. Applications for membership must be made to the Executive Council.. In case of rejection the applicant can request a decision by General Assembly.. 2 National members represent the deafblind population of their country.. Each country can only have one national member.. Each National member elects one National representative, who must be a deafblind person.. 3 National members have the right to participate in all WFDB activities.. On General Assembly National representatives have the right to speak and the right to vote.. 4 Special Membership can be divided into four (4) categories of membership:.. Individual membership,.. Honorary membership,.. Associate membership and.. Sponsoring membership.. Special members have the right to participate in all WFDB activities Unless they are Elected officers, they have no right to vote in General Assembly.. 5 Individual Members are deafblind people who are not representing the deafblind population of the country, they live in.. Individual members have the right to speak in general assembly.. 6 Honorary Members are chosen by Executive Council in recognition of their contribution to, and support of, the interests of deafblind people and their organisations.. 7 Associate Membership of WFDB is open to individuals, organisations and institutions, who are in agreement with the aim of WFDB.. 8 Sponsoring Membership is open to all individuals, organisations and institutions, who want to support WFDB financially.. Article 5: GENERAL ASSEMBLY.. 5.. 1 The governance of WFDB consists of the following bodies:.. the General Assembly.. The Executive Council.. 2 The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of WFDB.. 3 Meetings of General Assembly are open and consist of deafblind representatives representing the National Members.. Each representative has one vote.. No proxy voting is allowed.. Providing that notification for Meetings of General Assembly is in  ...   Executive Council consists of the Elected Officers:.. President,.. Vice president,.. Secretary General,.. Treasurer,.. and six (6) members, representing the following six regions:.. Africa.. Asia.. Europe.. Latin America.. North America.. The Pacific.. 3 The editor of WFDB's newsletter is appointed by Executive Council as co-opted member and has observer status.. 4 The term of office of Executive Council begins at the end of General Assembly and ends at the end of the next General Assembly when a new Executive Council is elected.. If an elected member retires between elections, Executive Council may appoint a replacement, representing the same region, until the next election.. If one of the Elected Officers, except the President, retires, Executive Council may appoint a replacement until the next election.. 5 The function of Executive Council is to undertake the business of WFDB.. 6 Executive Council meets at least once a year.. 7 Meetings of Executive Council are announced in writing by the Secretary General at least six (6) months before the date of the meeting.. The agenda and all relevant documents are circulated to the members of Executive Council at least two (2) months before the date of the meeting.. 8 Executive Council has a quorum when at least four (4) elected members and two (2) elected officers are present.. 9 When it comes to voting in Executive Council and votes turn out to be equal, the President has the final vote.. Article 7: RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS.. 7.. 1 Elected officers are: the President, the Vice president, the Secretary General and the Treasurer.. Elected Officers carry out their tasks under the supervision of Executive Council.. 2 The President is responsible for:.. The presidency of the meetings of General Assembly and Executive Council.. The representation of WFDB.. 3 The Vice President serves in case of absence of the President or if the President retires before the end of the president's term of office.. 4 The Secretary General is responsible for:.. The preparation and the minutes of meetings of General Assembly and Executive Council.. A register of the membership and all relevant relationships.. The custody of all relevant documents.. The daily correspondence of WFDB, not related to the other Elected Officers.. Annual reports of WFDB.. 5 The treasurer is responsible for:.. The financial matters of WFDB.. The preparation and presentation of annual accounts of WFDB.. Preparation of annual budgets.. Article 8: DISSOLUTION.. 8.. 1 Dissolution of WFDB happens if no meetings of General Assembly have taken place during a period of nine (9) consecutive years or after no meetings of Executive Council have taken place during a period of five (5) consecutive years.. 2 A resolution containing the dissolution of WFDB must be circulated to all members at least twelve (12) months before the General Assembly at which it is to be discussed.. For such a resolution to be carried a two third majority of all votes cast is required.. Article 9: AMENDMENTS AND APPROVAL.. 9.. 1 Resolutions to amend the constitution must be received by the executive council at least twelve (12) months before the date of the meeting of General Assembly at which they are to be discussed and must be circulated to all members at least eight (8) months before.. 2 Other rules not mentioned in this constitution are described in the bylaws of WFDB.. 3 Bylaws of WFDB are prepared by Executive Council and approved by General Assembly.. To approve bylaws only a simple majority of all votes cast in General Assembly is required.. 4 Approval of this constitution requires two third of all votes cast of all deafblind participants meeting in the Founding General Assembly of WFDB.. 5 The constitution comes into power immediately after approval by the Founding General Assembly.. Auckland, the 12th of October 2001.. President.. Vice President.. Treasurer.. Secretary General.. Regional representatives..

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  • Title: WFDB: WFDB national and Associate members
    Descriptive info: WFDB national and Associate members.. A.. B.. C.. D.. E.. F.. G.. H.. I.. J.. K.. L.. M.. N.. O.. P.. Q.. R.. S.. T.. U.. V.. WXY.. Z.. Argentina; A.. SC.. AR.. ; Asociación de SordoCiegos Argentina.. Australia; ADBC; Australian DeafBlind Council.. Bangladesh; BSD; Bangladesh Society for Disabled.. Bangladesh; SEDAD; Socio Economic Development Association for Disabled.. Belgium (Flanders); VZW, Anna Temmerman Vereniging.. Bolivia; FEBOPSOCI, Federación Boliviana de Sordociegos.. Brazil; ABRASC; Associação Brasileira de Surdocegos.. Bulgaria; NADBB; National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria.. Canada; CNSDB; Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind (National).. Canada; CDBRA; The Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association(Associate).. Chile; ANSOCICH; Asociación Nacional de Sordociegos de Chile.. Colombia; SURCOE; Asociación Colombiana de Sordociegos.. Croatia; DODIR; Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons.. Cuba; Asociacion de Sordociegos de Cuba.. Czech Republic; LORM - Society for the Deafblind.. Denmark; FDDB; Danish Association of the Deafblind.. Dominican Republic; ADSOC; Asociación Dominicana de Sordociegos (inc).. Ecuador; ECOLUZ; Fundación Ecuatoriana de Sordociegos "Ecos y Luz".. Ethiopia; ENAB; Ethiopian National Association of the Blind.. Finland; FDBA; The Finnish Deafblind Association.. France; ANPSA; Association Nationale Pour les Sourds-Aveugles.. Georgia; Hera; Abkhazian Blind and Deaf-and-Dumb Union.. Germany;  ...   Kenichiro (Associate).. Kenya; interim committee of Kenya National Association of the Deafblind (KNADB).. Liberia; CEREB; Center for Rehabilitation of the Blind.. Malawi; VIHEMA; Visual Hearing Impairment of Malawi.. Mali; AMSA; Association Malienne des Sourds-Aveugles.. Mali; Comité Malien des Sourds-Aveugles.. Netherlands; Helen Keller Stichting.. New Zealand; DBNZ; Deafblind NZ Inc.. Nicaragua; SOCINIC; Grupo de Sordociegos de Nicaragua.. Norway; FNDB; Foreningen Norges Døvblinde (Associate).. Norway; LSHDB; Landsforbundet for kombinert syns- og hørselhemmede/Døvblinde (Associate).. Pakistan; TAMIR; Tamir-Cheshire Community Programme.. Peru; ASOCIP; Asociación de SordoCiegos del Perú.. Poland; Association for the Welfare of the Deafblind.. Romania; Deafblind Association Romania.. Russia; ELVIRA; The Association of Social Support of Deafblind People ELVIRA.. Slovenia; Deafblind association of Slovenia "Dlan".. South Africa; DbSA; Deafblind South Africa.. Spain; ASOCIDE; Spanish Association of Deafblind Persons.. Sweden; FSDB; Föreningen Sveriges Dövblinda.. Tanzania; TASODEB; Tanzania Society for the Deafblind.. Uganda; NADBU; National Association of the Deafblind in Uganda.. Ukraine; The Ukrainian Association of the Blind.. United Kingdom; SENSE UK.. Uruguay; ASCUY; Asociación de Sordociegos del Uruguay.. USA; AADB; American Association of the Deafblind.. Venezuela; ORVES; Organisación Venezolana de SordoCiegos.. Zambia; DB Zambia; Deafblind Association of Zambia.. International : Deafblind International.. (2009-02-23)..

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  • Title: WFDB: How to become a WFDB member
    Descriptive info: How to become a WFDB member.. According to the WFDB Constitution WFDB has two (2) forms of membership:.. National Members.. National members.. represent the deafblind population of their country.. National members have the right to participate in all WFDB activities.. Special membership.. can be divided into four (4) categories of membership:.. Individual membership.. Associate membership.. Honorary membership.. Sponsoring membership.. Individual Members are deafblind people who are not representing the deafblind population of the country, they live in.. Associate Membership of WFDB  ...   are chosen by Executive Council in recognition of their contribution to, and support of, the interests of deafblind people and their organisations.. Sponsoring Membership is open to all individuals, organisations and institutions, who want to support WFDB financially.. Downloadable forms for membership application.. National membership / Adhésion nationale / Membresía nacional.. English (MS Word).. /.. English (Rich text format).. Francais (MS Word).. Francais (Rich text format).. Castellano (MS Word).. Castellano (Rich text format).. Individual membership / Membresía individual.. Associate membership /Membresía asociada..

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  • Title: WFDB: 10th Helen Keller World Conference & 4th WFDB General Assembly
    Descriptive info: 10th Helen Keller World Conference 4th WFDB General Assembly.. The 10th Helen Keller World Conference and 4th WFDB General Assembly will be in the Manila area in the Philippines October/November 2013.. 2nd Announcement.. Nomination of candidates for the WFDB Board and other positions.. WFDB Nomination Form.. 1st Announcement.. (2013-02-21)..

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  • Title: WFDB: 9th Helen Keller World Conference & WFDB 3rd General Assembly
    Descriptive info: Download this document.. 9th Helen Keller World Conference WFDB 3rd General Assembly.. The 9th Helen Keller World Conference and 3rd General Assembly WFDB General Assembly were held in Uganda, October 2009.. Minutes.. Agenda.. List of Nominated Candidates.. The Presidents Report.. The Vice President's Report.. The Treasurer's Report.. The Auditors Report.. Regional Report Africa.. Regional Report Asia.. Regional Report Europe.. Regional Report Latin America.. Proposals.. Resolution.. Resolution (revised edition)..

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  • Title: WFDB: 8th Helen Keller World Conference and 2nd World Federation of the Deafblind General Assembly
    Descriptive info: 8th Helen Keller World Conference and 2nd World Federation of the Deafblind General Assembly.. The 8th Helen Keller World Conference and 2nd World Federation of the Deafblind General Assembly were held in Tampere, Finland, 3-7 June 2005.. For information and the proceedings of the conference, please go to the.. Conference web page.. ! For more information about the  ...   WFDB.. Draft resolution of the General Assembly.. Guidelines (forthcoming).. Minutes from the General Assembly.. How to purchase the conference DVD.. Final report of the Conference (Finnish Deafblind Association).. Download report in rich text format (rtf).. Download report in word format.. Welcome by WFDB President (2001-2005), Stig Ohlson.. Bienvenida del Presidente de WFDB (2.. 001-2.. 005), Stig Ohlson.. (2005-12-21)..

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