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April 2019

Thank you everyone for signing the petition to the FCC in regard to Sprint IP-Relay.

Click on the following link to view the Docket.

CG Docket No. 03-123 / No. 10-51

April 2019

Here is a copy of AADB Minutes from 2018. Please Click on the following link. 

-AADB Minutes 2018

April 2019 

AADB Supports the Texas Support Service Coalition. We have written a letter to the Texas Capital showing our support. To view the letter please  click on the following Link. -

TexasSSP Support

March 27, 2018

AADB wrote a letter to the California Assemblyman Tom Lackey, 36th District in support of Assembly Bill 1865 in support of service Dogs in the State of California. 

American Association of the DeafBlind

February 28, 2018

Assemblyman Tom Lackey, 36th District

State Capitol, Room 2174

Sacramento, CA 94249-0055

RE: Support AB 1865

Dear, Assemblyman Lackey:

American Association of the DeafBlind (AADB) is a national consumer organization of, by, and for DeafBlind Americans and their supporters. “DrsfBlind” includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss. Our membership consists of DeafBlind people from diverse backgrounds, as well as family members, professionals, interpreters, and other interested supporters

AADB greatly appreciates your sponsorship of Assembly Bill 1865, as a means of enhancing protections governing dog attacks against guide, signal, and service dogs.

Under existing law, it is an infraction or a misdemeanor for any person to permit any dog which is owned, harbored, or controlled by him or her to cause injury to or death of any guide, signal, or service dog while the guide, signal, or service dog is in discharge of its duties, or actively providing service. However, these attaches often occur while the dog is not engaged in these duties. Under these circumstances, it is very difficult for guide, signal, or service dog handlers to recover potential costs incurred because of these attacks, such as medical expenses or loss of wages.

This bill will expand the provisions which provide protection for guide, signal, or service dogs by eliminating the requirement that the guide, dog, or service dog be in discharge of its duties.

This bill will greatly assist persons of the blind or disabled communities cope with the detrimental financial and personal costs associated with attacks against his or her guide, signal, or service dogs.

Your support and sponsorship of this important legislation is appreciated as it will extend protections for communities that are often ignored. Please accept this letter as support for AB 1865: “Guide, Signal, and Service Dog: Injury or Death.”


Jenee Alleman, AADB President

Cc:                        Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Chair

                              Assembly Committee on Public Safety

                              Assembly Member Tom Lackey, Vice Chair

                              Assembly Committee on Public Safety

February 13, 2018

Interested in going to a DeafBlind Retreat in 2018? Check on our navigation menu "DeafBlind Camp" All your "one stop" resources!

December 2, 2017

Please support and input your concern against removal of Net Neutrality to the FCC. Removing Net Neutrality will affect the future of Deaf and DeafBlind internet communications. Please click on the following link from NAD to learn more how you can help.


August 2017 Newsletter

Posted: August 25, 2017

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Open Letter to RID & CASLI

Posted: July 11, 2017

Aformentioned by NAD:

Dear Members, 
Many organizations, including the NAD, jointly write to inquire about the status of and plans for the National Interpreter Certification (NIC). The August 4, 2015 decision by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) to place the NIC on a moratorium has had a significantly adverse impact on the deaf and hard of hearing community, sign language interpreters, aspiring sign language interpreters and entities that rely on the certification to protect the quality of sign language interpreting services within their organization, state, or areas of service. Here are the two links for ASL and English below: 

June 2017 Newsletter

Posted: June 20, 2017

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Posted: May 26, 2017

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