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Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Australian Deaf Blind Council   The Australian Deaf Blind Council was set up following the National Deafblind Conference in Melbourne in 1993 as a network for deafblind people or other interested people. The purpose of ADBC is to be a national council representing people who are deafblind, their support networks and organisations working in the field.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)The Deaf-Blind Association - Victoria  The Deaf-Blind Association was formed in Victoria in 1967 as a self-help group by families with children with a deafblind disability. The major reason for its establishment was the lack of services for people with a multi-sensory impairment.  The basic objectives of the Association are to represent the interests of people with a multi-sensory impairment.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind Australia  RVIB provides employment, training, rehabilitation and education services to children and adults who are blind and vision impaired throughout Victoria. In addition the RVIB Talking Book Library provides books magazines and newspapers to people who are unable to read standard print because of a vision impairment or any other physical or learning disability.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Association for the Blind of Western Australia   The Association for the Blind seeks to maximise the quality of life for Western Australians with vision disabilities. To achieve its mission, the Association for the Blind offers services which teach, enhance or maintain skills; promote or encourage well-being, independence and community participation; and facilitate access to information.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind  The Foundation provides services which aim to ensure that blind or visually impaired people have access to the training, equipment and support they need in order to create the lives they choose. Children  are supported from birth through individual development programmes. They learn skills like getting about safely with the use of a cane and gain literacy skills by learning Braille.


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