DEAFBLIND SOUTH AFRICA (DbSA)
FUNDRAISING NUMBER : 011-981 NPO
FIRST AMENDMENT AND APPROVAL : 15 OCTOBER 2004
SECOND AMENDMENT AND APPROVAL : 23 AUGUST 2008
As the official voice of deafblind people, Deafblind South Africa has been formed to provide supportive services to deafblind individuals, their families, care givers and friends as well as any other persons closely involved with their day‑to‑day activities. It serves deafblind individuals of all ages, dealing with all conditions of deafblindness, no matter what the degree of severity of the dual‑disability. DbSA was established in order to serve as the voice of deafblind people in South Africa.
This severity of combine visual and auditory impairments means that deafblind people cannot automatically utilize service for people with visual impairments or with hearing impairments. Thus deaf blindness entitles extreme difficulties with regard to education, training, working life, social life, cultural activities and information.
Deaf blindness must therefore be regarded as a separate disability which requires special methods of communication and special methods for coping with the functions of every day life.
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