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  • Title: WFDB: DbI 2nd Asian Conference
    Descriptive info: DbI 2nd Asian Conference.. 2005-12-02.. Read more about the conference, the programme, registration, the hosts etc.. in the 2nd announcement:.. Second Announcement, DbI 2nd Asian Conference..

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  • Title: WFDB: Norwegian DB-work over 50 years
    Descriptive info: Norwegian DB-work over 50 years.. 2007-12-19.. Norwegian DBwork through 50 years.. , by Bjorn Davidsen, Editor, FNDB..

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  • Title: WFDB: 11th European Deafblind Holiday 2008
    Descriptive info: 11th European Deafblind Holiday 2008.. The 11th European Deafblind Holiday will take place in Sopron, Hungary, 4-11 August 2008.. The town of Sopron is one of the most beautiful towns in Hungary.. It is well accessible from both Budapest and Vienna.. Please refer to the following documents:.. First announcement.. Instruction to fill in the forms.. Registration form.. Accommodation form.. Travel plan.. For more information and the registration please contact.. edbholiday2008@gmail.. com..

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  • Title: WFDB: 10th European Deafblind Holiday in Sogne, Norway - 6-12 August 2007
    Descriptive info: 10th European Deafblind Holiday in Sogne, Norway - 6-12 August 2007.. 2007-10-08.. and here's another door!.. I was really looking forward to attending the 10th European Deafblind Holiday in August 2007.. I was sitting in the London Tube (Underground) train travelling north towards Stansted Airport.. I had to change at Tottenham Hale and it was only 10 pm whereas my flight was leaving at 6.. 35 the next morning.. Why was I so early? Well, there were problems on the Tube and elsewhere and I couldn't afford to miss a connection.. There was no way of arriving by public transport at Stansted during the night.. I was lucky to attend the Holiday as I had delayed booking and I had been too late.. However, at the last moment there were cancellations and now I was on my way to Kristiansand, right at the southern end of Norway.. Because of the short notice I could not fly direct to Kristiansand and so I booked a ticket to Oslo, or rather what Ryanair call Oslo (Torp).. Torp turned out to be a well-run little airport on the edge of Sandefjord, 120 km SW of Oslo.. Thanks to help from the Foreningen Norges Døvblinde (FNDB), Norwegian Association of the Deafblind, I knew that I had to catch a bus from the Fokserød petrol station outside Sandefjord to travel the 215 km to Kristiansand.. I am often not sure when a plane actually touches down because I can't see much out of the window.. I could feel the aeroplane loosing height and then realised we were actually speeding along the runway.. I didn't have a lot of time to pick up my bus connection but help was at hand.. The very amiable flight attendant (air hostess to oldies like me) asked me to wait to be the last off the craft.. I am always requested to be either the first or the last passenger off an aeroplane and have always received every courtesy and assistance on every, yes every, occasion.. At the steps I was met by a cheerful Norwegian employee of the airport and she whisked me through Immigration and Customs.. Baggage Reclaim is often a problem for me as I find it difficult to recognise my luggage and so this time I employed a cunning new stratagem.. All my belongings were in a small backpack which I was allowed to take into the cabin.. This encouraged me not to take any unnecessary items and meant that I was very quickly outside the terminal building.. How to find the petrol station? The airport worker, still with me, had no idea.. I don't know how it happened but I found myself in a private car driven by a woman with a holiday home in the area and she dropped me at the petrol station.. I daresay I'm not the only person with sensory problems who doesn't know how he gets to places half the time! Before long the bus came and I was able to use my UK blind registration card to get a half-priced ticket so I only paid 150 NOK for the whole journey to Kristiansand.. A NOK is a Norwegian crown: you didn't know that, did you!.. At Kristiansand Bus Station I was met by Stefan who was a great help to me.. I had never met Stefan in the flesh before but I had made contact with him by telephone and email after being introduced by the Kristiansand Blind Society.. Stefan is a Swede who has lived in Kristiansand for many years and was introduced to the blind world as a result of an attack on him in September 2001 which left him with severe sight problems.. This was the deal: Stefan would show me around the City for a couple of days before the Holiday began and I would assist him with his English.. Well, it worked out very well.. I was very glad of Stefan because there were nearly no hotel rooms in Kristiansand as an international beach volleyball tournament was taking place there.. Stefan and I had an enjoyable two days together and on the Saturday night we joined Geir Jensen, President of FNDB, and his team for a drink and introductions.. The next morning, Arlett (one of Geir's right-hand women) picked me up at my motel and drove me to Agder Folkehøyskole/Konferansesenter (Agder Folk High School) which is near the attractive resort of Søgne 16 km west of Kristiansand.. Slowly, slowly on the Sunday and Monday participants arrived from all over Europe..  ...   by all except the 34 fish we caught.. They were mainly mackerel which the Norwegians like to eat young and which they call "pir".. Perhaps the day I enjoyed the most was when we visited the Søgne Old Church and Vicarage.. We also paid a visit to Søgne College, formerly the Vest-Agder Agricultural College which houses a museum of farm implements and vehicles.. This was all very interesting as was our entry into a cave in a nearby mountain.. Inside the cave was a German mini submarine left over from World War II.. You might think I am making this up but I was stone-cold sober and there really is a submarine in that cave black not yellow.. We were so lucky with the weather during our week as it was sunny and warm despite the summer being generally such a dreary one in Scandinavia and northern Europe.. Of course, we also had activities at the School.. One was a very interesting explanation of the work of the FNDB by Bjørn.. They certainly do a lot for the db people of Norway.. On the Saturday night we had the traditional dance and the music was provided by a very talented local accordionist.. For me, the light level was rather low compared to previous Holidays but part of this might be due to my declining sight.. I think it is important to try and get as much illumination as possible for the dances/parties on these Holidays as a surprisingly large number of db people like to dance.. I have to say that the facilities to help people with no or limited hearing were first class.. There were plenty of sign language interpreters and induction loop provisions.. I could follow everything and am grateful for that.. On the second Sunday came the time that I dread.. The participants ebbed away to their various countries starting very early in the morning and mostly going by minibus to the Airport.. Luckily for me the main Norwegian FNDB contingent didn't leave till late afternoon and so I was not lonely and spent a convivial time with the Norwegians including Lisbet, Geir's long-standing right-hand woman.. I was alone on the Sunday night but struggled through with a radio linked to me.. How I love radio: it's the backbone of my life! I must express my thanks to the staff at the School and all those who made our holiday so memorable.. The next morning Stefan came out to me from the City and we spent some enjoyable hours walking around the lake which is carpeted with a blanket of water lilies.. I had not been allowed to go around the lake before as I had had no guide.. I could understand this as the track was rather uneven with many tree roots and hillocks.. Norwegian hygiene laws are strict and no-one wanted a dead Englishman polluting their waters.. Funnily enough, talking of water, the tap water in Kristiansand was not very good and this is surprising in a country full of mountains.. Everyone agrees with me.. Perhaps they are too hygienic and sterilise their water too much.. Stefan and I spent the whole day together and he was kind enough to put me at 03.. 30 am on the bus going back to Sandefjord.. The bus arrived there well after dawn.. I think everyone with RP, such as myself, knows how wonderful daylight is.. I had to get from the petrol station to the Airport and I was apprehensive as Norwegian taxis cost the Earth.. Luckily there were other people on the bus going to the Airport and so we were able to split the cost.. Norway has a reputation for being an expensive country but I didn't find it too bad except for the taxis.. And so I flew back to Stansted with the normal feeling of sadness in my stomach but a head and heart full of nice memories of old friends rediscovered and new ones made.. Next year we will be in Hungary: why don't you join us?.. You might wonder why I have called this article.. and here's another door.. This is because Norwegian buildings have so many doors and thresholds due to the harsh winters and increasingly stringent fire precautions.. It can take ages for a blind person to find his/her way into a Norwegian building.. I took many photographs which you can see on the web.. For an invitation to view them email me.. Colin Bennett, Hove, UK.. colinbbennett@palmeira.. org.. uk.. (Article in.. rtf.. format.. )..

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  • Title: WFDB: 6th EBU Deafblind Conference and 2nd EDBU General Assembly
    Descriptive info: 6th EBU Deafblind Conference and 2nd EDBU General Assembly.. Welcome to the.. 6th EBU Deafblind Conference "Deafblindness: Equality and Diversity" and the 2nd EDBU General Assembly.. 25-30 April 2008, Four Points Panorama Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia.. GENERAL INFORMATION/PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME/REGISTRATION FORM.. GENERAL INFORMATION.. Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons Dodir has the pleasure of organizing the 6th EBU DeafblindConference and the 2nd EDBU General Assembly.. Come to Zagreb, you ll be most welcome!.. TITLE OF THE EVENT.. The 6th EBU Deafblind Conference and the 2nd EDBU General Assembly.. MAIN THEME.. Deafblindness:.. Equality and Diversity.. VENUE.. Four Points Panorama Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia.. DATE:.. 25.. - 30.. April 2008.. OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Official language of the conference is English.. ACCOMODATION.. Single room: 88 Euro per person/per night.. Double room: 96 Euro per room/per night.. REGISTRATION FEE.. Registration fee includes materials for use at the conference, all meals (except for the gala dinner) and welcoming cocktail.. Before 30.. 11.. 2007 = 100 Euro.. After 30.. 2007 Until 29.. 2.. 2008 = 150 Euro.. After 29.. 02.. 2008 = 200 Euro.. CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION.. Participants will receive a written confirmation of registration.. REGISTRATION CANCELLATION.. Cancellation must be submitted in writing no later then 29.. 2008.. PAYMENT.. Payment should be only in Euro by Bank Transfer.. Once fees have been paid, registration will be confirmed.. SOCIAL PROGRAMME.. We are planning an exciting and varied social programme for you, which will consist of an opening ceremony, a welcome reception, a gala dinner.. We will also offer you a varied choice of optional excursions and activities.. More information coming up!.. In the registration form you will find the list of workshop themes.. Please make your choice (on the basis of your choice we will make the final plan of workshops) Note that we can have only three (3) workshops at the same time - see the programme.. ORGANIZATION.. Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons DODIR.. Contact project coordinator at.. GSM: +385 91 382 1921.. E-mail:.. edbu2007@dodir.. hr.. www.. dodir.. hr.. There are many reasons to come to Zagreb.. We look forward to seeing you!.. (General information in.. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME.. 1st day: 25 April 2008.. EBU Conference - start.. Morning - Arrival of the participants.. 10.. 00-15.. 00 Registration.. 15.. 00 - 16.. 00 Official opening ceremony and welcome.. 16.. 30 Coffee break.. 30 - 16.. 40 Announcements.. 40 - 17.. 00 Election of Resolution Committee.. 17.. 10 - 17.. 50 Plenary session - Keynote speech - "Deafblind persons: the right to equality and diversity" (Lex Grandia - WFDB President, Denmark).. 18.. 00 - 20.. 00 Dinner.. 20.. 00 Get-together Party.. 2nd day: 26 April 2008.. EBU Conference - continuation.. 8.. 00 - 9.. 00 Breakfast.. 9.. 10 Announcements.. 15 - 9.. 55 Plenary presentation: "Rights - right for equality and diversity" (Brigitta Blokland - EBU Board Member, Netherlands).. 05 - 10.. 45 Plenary presentation: "Representation - increasing participation of deafblind persons at all levels in society.. How to promote full and equal participation?" (Geir Jensen - President of Norwegian Deafblind Association [FNDB], member of EBU Deafblind Commission, EDBU auditor, Norway).. 45 - 11.. 15 Coffee break.. 11.. 15 - 12.. 15 Workshops to themes 1 and 2.. 3 workshops (we have 3 rooms altogether according the budget).. 12.. 30 - 14.. 00 Lunch.. 14.. 00 - 14.. 40 Plenary presentation: "Recognition - celebration of the diversity and the unity" (Jan Jakes - President of Czech Deafblind Association VIA, acting EDBU Secretary General, Czech Republic).. 50 - 15.. 30 Plenary presentation, "Respect and tolerance - Promoting a more cohesive society" (Sergey Sirotkin - Chairman of EBU Deafblind Commission, EDBU Vice-President, Russia).. 00 Coffee break.. 00 - 17.. 00 Workshops to themes 3 and 4.. 50 Plenary discussion on workshops.. -Social gathering.. -Work of Resolution Committee.. 3rd day: 27 April 2008.. EBU Conference - close.. 55 Reports from workshops.. 45 Report from Resolution Committee, discussions on resolutions.. 15 -  ...   EDBU Constitution - information from acting Secretary General.. Discussion about new edition of the Constitution.. 30 Session 7.. 21.. 50 Session 8.. 22.. Completing of discussion and approval of new version of the Constitution.. 00 Official dinner.. 6th day: 30 April 2008.. EDBU General Assembly - close.. 45 Session 9.. 23.. Approval of membership fees.. 24.. Report and decision of the proposals from the committees.. a)Editorial committee - Constitution.. b)Editorial Committee - resolution.. Proposals on Secretariat and its location.. 26.. Proposals on venue and dates for the next General Assembly.. 30 Session 10 (final).. 27.. Speeches of participants, guests, other proposals, congratulations.. 28.. Concluding remarks of new-elected president.. 29.. Closing ceremony.. 00 Farewell Lunch.. (Preliminary programme in.. REGISTRATION FORM.. PARTICIPANT'S DETAILS.. Name:.. Occupation:.. Organisation:.. Address:.. City:.. Zip code:.. Country:.. Phone:.. E-mail address:.. Sex:.. Male/Female.. I am: deafblind/interpreter/guide/assistant/professional.. I wish my materials in:.. -large print.. -normal print.. -braille.. Other requests:.. ACCOMMODATION.. Arrival date:.. Departure date:.. Single room (88 euro per person/per night).. Double room (96 euro per room/per night) which I will share with:.. Special requests: (food, non smoking room, etc.. ).. REGISTRATION OPTIONS.. 2007 - 100 Euro.. 2007 - Until 29.. 2008 - 150 Euro.. 2008 - 200 Euro.. Registration fee includes:.. -Materials for use at the Conference.. -All meals (except for the Gala dinner).. -Welcoming cocktail.. ADDITIONAL COSTS.. -Accomodation.. -Gala dinner (approx.. 30 euro).. -Excursion (approx.. 20 euro).. (Gala dinner and Excursion will be payed upon your arrival).. Conference fee (100 / 150 / 200 euro).. Accomodation (five nights).. -single room (88 euro per person/per night).. -double room (96 euro per room/per night).. Total fee payed:.. BANK DETAILS.. Beneficiary:.. Hrvatska udruga gluhoslijepih osoba Dodir.. Dodir c/c Sanja Tarczay.. Vodnikova 8.. Area codes: 10000 Zagreb.. Croatia.. Account number: 2500-currency-1239473.. Bank beneficiary: Zagrebacka banka d.. d.. Name of bank: Zagrebacka banka d.. Address of bank: Paromlinska 2.. National bankcode: 3234495.. Swift address: SWIFT ZABA 2X.. IBAN HR1323600001101318154.. WORKSHOP THEMES.. This is the list of the Workshops themes, please make your choice.. Note that we can have only three workshops at the same time - see the programme.. First plenary presentation theme:.. "Rights - right for equality and diversity".. Probably subthemes for the workshops.. -rights of the deafblind person to equal opportunities and non-discrimination.. -the situation of the deafblind women- rights and equal opportunities.. -Employment for deafblind persons- problems and strategies.. -UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.. -Access to all aspects of the information society.. Second plenary presentation theme:.. Representation - increasing participation of deafblind persons at all levels in society.. How to promote full and equal participation?.. Probably subthemes for the workshops:.. -Guide Interpretation- Experiences and main problems with deafblind users (this speech must be given by an experienced guide interpreter, we must know his/her opinions, as they talk within our conferences).. -the haptic communication- How does this system work?.. -the system of communication DACTYLS (Spain).. -Accessible communication.. -accessible information.. -accessibility in the entire environment.. -Adaptation of the social life for the deafblind.. -Development of the services for the deafblind.. Third plenary presentation theme:.. "Recognition - celebration of the diversity and the unity".. -How must be our attitude and philosophy when we have the opportunity to access to formation and rehabilitation programmes.. -Cooperation with the families of adults deafblind in getting their independent life.. -Involvement of the deafblind in society.. -European deafblind solidarity.. -Cultural and sport activities of the deafblind.. Fourth plenary presentation theme:.. "Respect and tolerance - Promoting a more cohesive society".. -the relevance of the Ethic in every professional working with deafblind persons.. -New trends in definition of the deafblindness.. -Recognition of the deafblindness.. -Campaign and public awareness and information about the deafblindness.. ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.. Please use one form per person.. Registration form must be accompanied by full payment in order to be processed.. PLEASE SEND THIS FORM TO:.. Croatian Association.. of Deafblind Persons DODIR.. Conference 2008.. 10000 Zagreb.. (Registration form in..

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  • Title: WFDB: Experiences from 9th European DB holiday in Moravia
    Descriptive info: Experiences from 9th European DB holiday in Moravia.. 2006-12-18.. My holiday in Moravia, August 2006.. The waitress looked through the list of ice cream flavours.. "No" she said "there is no dumpling flavour".. I professed surprise.. We were sitting in the garden outside the hotel not far from Orbita near the town of Roznov pod Radhostem.. It was Saturday night and the air was warm and clean.. Around us in the darkness (unseen by me, of course) were people in party mood and soon dancing began.. I was enjoying a beer or two with Julie and her volunteer guide Jean-Claude, both from Switzerland, Petra who is head of the Czech deafblind organisation called LORM and her colleague Marta.. The 9th European Deafblind Holiday had ended that day but I was staying on to spend a few days as an observer at the periodic meeting of the European Deafblind Union.. The holiday and the EDBU meeting were held at Orbita which is a holiday camp/ leisure centre near Roznov pod Radhostem.. Most of the participants in the holiday had left earlier that day starting at 5.. 45 am.. I was up to see them all depart to their various destinations in the Czech Republic where they would take aeroplanes to their homelands.. I hadn't bothered going to bed because the very enjoyable party/ dance of the night before had gone on well onto the small hours.. I had done the same kind of thing at the 7th (Sweden) and 8th (Bulgaria) European Deafblind Holidays and the end of these holidays is always rather sad.. The week flashes by.. I walked back to Orbita with Petra and Marta as Julie and Jean-Claude were staying at the hotel.. I am as helpless as a kitten in these circumstances.. If the girls had run away (mercifully, they showed no sign of doing so) I would still be wandering round the lanes of Moravia today.. On arrival, we realised that we had left our main door key behind and so Petra had to display her hitherto unrevealed talents of spy(reccie expert) burglar around the building.. Within an hour we were inside.. The Czechs do like their dumplings; some cliches are true.. The food at Orbita was very good and plentiful but despite my protests we had no dumplings at breakfast although we did at every other meal.. You might think that their national dish would make the Czechs look like dumplings but in fact they are nearly all slim and athletic- at least the girls are.. I am told that about 50 percent of the population are male but I don't remember looking at them much.. I had travelled to Brno, the capital of Moravia, by coach (bus) from Brighton in southern England.. I changed at Gatwick and London Victoria and Prague: 28 hours later I was at Brno bus station on a lovely summer morning.. Helpfully, Radka a lecturer in Special Education at Brno University  ...   time), dancing lessons in the Polka and the local folk dance and visits to several restaurants where I discovered the little known secret that the Czechs drink beer.. We spent at least one afternoon in the town of Roznov pod Radhostem which is a former spa town and is a relaxing holiday spot today.. A big feature is the Open Air Museum and it was also interesting to learn that a curate at St.. Ann's Church there was no less than Gregor Mendel.. No prizes for telling us who he was!.. Orbita itself was a relaxing space with a swimming pool and amusements such as man-sized skittles.. Its location was exquisite being in the foothills of the mountains on the Czech/Slovak border.. The air was pure, the scenery lovely and the company stimulating.. I have to say that all the staff was very friendly and considerate even though few spoke English, naturally.. For a lot of the time I just sat outside and made a nuisance of myself by talking to the participants and anyone who would put up with me.. I didn't have my own guide/ communicator but this wasn't a problem as all the other participants did and they all spoke English.. I can get around except I can't see anything at all at night.. There were 92 participants: 38 'deafblind' people, 44 guide-interpreters and 10 assistants.. 13 countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) were represented.. There was a healthy-sized contingent of participants from the Czech Republic itself and although they did not speak English they were fully included due to the presence of the Czech students who made themselves fully available to all at all times.. The Czech helpers were all well educated and gentle as well as very good company.. I stayed on for three days to attend as an observer the meeting of the EDBU which I found stimulating.. I will be playing a part in this organisation, I feel.. Things got even better when Petra invited me to spend the evening with her in a Prague Restaurant.. This was not a difficult decision to take.. Finally, she put me on the Coach at Prague Coach Station at 9:30 pm on 21 August.. I fell asleep immediately to be woken by a gentle shake by the German immigration officers.. The journey back to Brighton was uneventful and I arrived just before 10 pm on 22 August.. My dream holiday was over and the daily routine goes on.. Before reality kicks in I must take this opportunity to thank the organisers of the 9th European Deafblind Holiday especially Jan Jakes and also all the staff at Orbita who treated all the participants with unfailing good humour and understanding.. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone I met in the Czech Republic who was so kind and considerate to me in respect of my needs.. Colin Bennett..

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  • Title: WFDB: Report on the recognition of deafblindness in European countries. By Lucy Drescher
    Descriptive info: Report on the recognition of deafblindness in European countries.. By Lucy Drescher.. 2005-12-09.. Please.. click here.. to open the report by Lucy Drescher!..

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  • Title: WFDB: European Parliament Declaration on Deafblindness
    Descriptive info: European Parliament Declaration on Deafblindness.. 2005-11-16.. European Parliament Declaration on DB.. Text from Disability Intergroup Newsletter ISSUE 16 APRIL 2004 page 8.. The Declaration calls on the institutions of the European Union and the Member States to recognise and implement the rights of people who are deafblind.. It declares that deafblind people should have the same rights as are enjoyed by all EU citizens and that these should be enforced by appropriate legislation in each Member State.. They should include: -the right to participate in the democratic life of the European Union; -the right to work and access training, with appropriate lighting, contrast and adaptations; -the right to  ...   The European Parliament President shall now notify the European Parliament of this successful outcome and publish the names of the signatories in the minutes.. The Declaration shall be forwarded to the other EU institutions together with the names of the signatories.. This written Declaration provides an important recognition and political support for the rights of deafblind persons and will provide a means for the deafblind organisations to press for further measures to combat the serious discrimination deafblind persons face in their daily lives and promote their independence.. The Disability Intergroup and the European DeafBlind Network would like to thank all those MEPs who supported this Declaration with their signature..

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  • Title: WFDB: Deafblindness in Colombia
    Descriptive info: Deafblindness in Colombia.. 2006-09-06.. In Colombia we continue working hard for the rights of the deaf and deafblind population, their active participation in government meetings, the fulfill the law that recognize deafblindness as a unique disability (from august 2005), etc.. always together Fenascol, Surcoe and Sense International (Latin America).. Right now we have achieved that the government pays the interpreters and guide interpreters for meetings at the disable council meetings, health services (hospitals), juridical appointments and other government services.. There are deaf and deafblind people at universities and schools for hearing people (integrated and the interpreters are paid by the educational ministry)..  ...   courses with us.. We have written a project proposal, in which we are looking to train more interpreters and guide interpreters in Colombia (five or six cities) with the educational ministry, the interpreters organization in Canada (through de Margarita), Fenascol and Sense International (Latin America) in 2007.. For that we are planning to update the course developed in 1997 and develop it through the organizations of the deaf and Surcoe, supported by the network on deafblindness that we created in Colombia, lead by Sense International (Latin America).. Henry Mejia and Alejandra Leon from Fenascol and Ximena Serpa from Sense International (Latin America)..

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  • Title: WFDB: Noticias de ADSOC
    Descriptive info: Noticias de ADSOC.. 2005-12-27.. Informe de los trabajos realizados por la Asociación Dominicana de Sordociegos durante los pasados 20 meses.. Por Edgar Reyes Tejeda.. Desde principios del año 2004 la ADSOC recibe aproximadamente 600 dólares mensuales por concepto de una subvención del Estado Dominicano.. Los referidos fondos son utilizados luego de cubrir los gastos de operación y personal de nuestras oficinas en las siguientes cinco áreas de trabajo, las cuales han sido asumidas unánimemente por nuestra Junta Directiva, como prioritarias en el marco de la estrategia de consolidación y crecimiento de nuestra institución: captación y registro de personas sordociegas, plan de integración familiar y comunitaria, impartición de cursos de guía interpretación empírica dirigidos a padres de personas sordociegas y voluntarios de la asociación, ayudas sociales, médicas y técnicas a nuestros afiliados y promoción pública de la sordoceguera y recaudación de fondos.. En cuanto a la captación y registro de nuevos compañeros sordociegos, hemos establecido convenios con la Organización Dominicana de Ciegos Filial Región Norte, quienes han cooperado en la localización de nueve personas sordociegas a quienes hemos integrado a nuestra membresía.. Próximamente llegaremos a acuerdos similares con la filial de la Organización de Ciegos de la Región Este del país.. Con respecto al Plan de Integración, el cual consiste en visitas residenciales de un equipo multidisciplinario integrado por una rehabilitadora, una especialista en comunicación y una persona sordociega; quienes ofrecen a las personas sordociegas entrenamiento en actividades de la vida diaria, comunicación especializada y orientación y movilidad junto a su entorno familiar y comunitario, el cual participa activamente en el proceso, involucrándose así en los intereses de educación y rehabilitación de su vinculado.. Este equipo ha visitado hasta el momento las casas de 10 participantes en las que obtuvo satisfactorios niveles de aprobación y participación de parte de parientes y vecinos.. En relación a los cursos de guía interpretación empírica, la Asociación ya ha impartido uno en Santo Domingo, la capital, y otro en Santiago de los Caballeros, segunda ciudad del país y centro urbano de la Región Norte, la más extensa y rica de la República.. En ambas experiencias se presentaron 17 concurrentes (parientes, amigos, voluntarios y profesionales de atención a personas sordas y ciegas); los cuáles se mostraron dispuestos a trabajar a favor de los propósitos de ADSOC y de las personas sordociegas que conocen.. El próximo mes de febrero de 2006 se impartirá el tercer curso de guía interpretación en la ciudad oriental de La Romana, el cual contará con participantes de las cinco provincias de la Región Este.. ADSOC ha ofrecido pequeñas ayudas financieras a sus afiliados para que éstos cubrieran con ellas  ...   iglesias y otros ámbitos masivos, siendo destinados los beneficios de dichas ventas a sufragar nuestros programas y proyectos.. Nuevas noticias.. El día 6 de octubre pasado 18 personas sordociegas de Santo Domingo (la capital) y las provincias de Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, Santiago de los Caballeros, Espaillat y La Romana participaron en el operativo promovido por la empresa de comercializadora de combustible Isla Dominicana de Petróleo; operativo consistente en realización de audiometrías y moldes o impresiones de audífonos individualizadas.. Posteriormente el 24 de septiembre esas 18 personas recibieron un par de audífonos retroauriculares per cápita, lo que fue posible gracias a la solidaridad del Departamento de Educación Especial y la Escuela Nacional de Sordomudos.. Con esta última implantación masiva de audífonos, suman 26 los afiliados de nuestra asociación que recibieron ayudas auditivas durante este año 2005.. Desde septiembre pasado la Asociación Dominicana de Sordociegos está distribuyendo 120 raciones alimenticias mensuales entre sus afiliados; raciones alimenticias que recibe como donación del Plan Social de la Presidencia de la República.. Este servicio alimenticio a nuestros afiliados de menos recursos económicos fue reforzado en el mes de diciembre con la entrega de cajas llenas de alimentos, bebidas, golosinas y frutas propias de la época navideña.. Durante los meses de octubre, noviembre y diciembre hemos continuado desarrollando satisfactoriamente el plan de integración familiar y comunitario, el cual consiste en visitas domiciliarias que hace un equipo multidisciplinario a los hogares y las comunidades de personas sordociegas para adiestrarlos a ellos y sus familiares y vecinos sobre la sordoceguera, la comunicación especial, la rehabilitación y educación.. A mediados de septiembre del año pasado sometimos ante los organismos gubernamentales correspondientes, el presupuesto de nuestra asociación para el año 2006, junto con los documentos financieros del último año y las memorias de las acciones y proyectos que hemos realizado y realizamos actualmente así como un plan de trabajo para el 2006 que incluye un proyecto de fabricación y venta de detergentes elaborados y mercadeados por personas sordociegas.. También durante el año que concluye hemos realizado y reforzado nuevos acuerdos de solidaridad con la Organización Dominicana de Diegos, la Escuela Nacional de Sordomudos, el Instituto de Ayuda al Sordo Santa Rosa , el Centro de Recursos Educativos para la Discapacidad Visual Profesora Olga Estrella , el Centro Audiológico Dominicano, el Departamento de Educación Especial del Ministerio Nacional de Educación, la Iglesia Reformada de Sabana Grande de Boyá, el Plan Social de la Presidencia de la República, la Federación Dominicana de Discapacidad y empresas nacionales como el Banco Popular Dominicano, la empresa Refrescos Nacionales y Pinturas Popular, con las cuales continuaremos una relación de solidaridad e intercambio enriquecedor..

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  • Title: WFDB: SURCOE X anniversario / SURCOE 10th anniversary
    Descriptive info: SURCOE X anniversario / SURCOE 10th anniversary.. Saludos de Beatriz Vallejo, presidenta de SURCOE.. Greetings from Beatriz Vallejo, president of SURCOE..

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