Manitoba Deaf-Blind Association Inc.


The MDBA Inc. is a community-based advocacy group interested in improving opportunities and resources for Deaf-Blind Manitobans.  The Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB) is one product of MDBA Inc.'s advocacy. While the MDBA Inc. will continue to press for improvements in all relevant areas, the RCMDB is one of the initiatives designed to make this happen.  The MDBA Inc. supports E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence Inc. (ECCOE) as a service provider for RCMDB.  The ECCOE provides Interpreter/Intervenor Services to Deaf-Blind Manitobans and is congruent with the philosophy of the MDBA Inc.

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WHAT IS DEAF-BLINDNESS?

A condition which combines any degree of hearing loss combined with any degree of vision loss which interferes with communicating and acquiring information, even though a person may have some useful vision and / or hearing.

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OBJECTIVES OF MDBA Inc.

  • To provide support to MDBA Inc. Individual members and any Deaf-Blind person or family members of a Deaf-Blind individual who may request contact and support.
  • To advocate for funding for services and equipment (i.e. Intervenors, Interpreters, etc.), required by Deaf-Blind people.
  • To educate the general public, health care professionals, service groups and other interested people about Deaf-Blindness.
  • To advocate rights of Deaf-Blind persons.

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MDBA Inc. MEMBERSHIP

Individual membership in the MDBA Inc. is open to all Deaf-Blind persons.

Associate membership is limited to persons interested in furthering the social, economic and educational opportunities of Deaf-Blind persons.

Meetings are held monthly.

There is a newsletter published quarterly by the Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind which includes MDBA Inc. activities.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MDBA Inc.
PLEASE CONTACT:
MANITOBA DEAF-BLIND ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
285 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3L 2E7
E-mail: association.manitobadeafblind@gmail.com

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2005, Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind.