American Association of the Deaf-Blind

November 2009

In this Issue

AADB In Action

Deaf-Blind Campers

Deaf-Blind Technology Review

Schedule of Events

AADB In Action

AADB Fall Fundraiser

Mike May

Join us for a wonderful dining experience at Maggiano's Restaurant in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 12th from 6pm to 10pm. We are excited to have a special guest speaker: Mike May, subject of the bestselling book Crashing Through and CEO of Sendero Group, maker of the Braille GPS.

Want to attend? Here are the details or you can contact our our office.

Correction and Apology to our Sponsors

We gave incorrect names for two of our Fall Fundraiser sponsors in the last issue of “AADB Today.” These sponsors are Enabling Technologies and Polara Engineering. We thank them and the other sponsors for supporting AADB, and apologize for this oversight and any inconvenience it has caused.

Lord & Taylor's Benefit Bash

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Just in time for holiday shopping - you are invited to Lord & Taylor's Benefit Bash at The Mall in Columbia, Maryland to help raise money for AADB. This will take place on Tuesday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event enables local non-profit organizations, like AADB, to raise thousands of dollars.

Ready to go shopping? Check out our shopping page... You can also contact Katie Logan for more information.

New! Deaf-Blind Camp Articles

Lydia Roth

Starting with this issue, we are profiling a series of summer and fall camps for deaf-blind people on AADB Today and our website. This month article is on Lydia Roth who is one of the campers of West River Camp in Maryland.

About Lydia's camping experience...

Editor's Note: If you are interested in submitting articles about your experiences going to different deaf-blind camps, please submit them to Elizabeth Spiers.

New! Deaf-Blind Technology Product Review

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Also in this edition of AADB Today, you will find an article describing Ashleigh Smith's experience using the UbiDuo, one of a series of products that can benefit people with both vision and hearing losses. Keep in mind that these articles are being provided for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by AADB. Enjoy the article!

Check out this review...

Schedule of Events:

Minnesota DeafBlind Association Banquet

The Minnesota DeafBlind Association will have its 30th anniversary annual banquet on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in St. Paul, MN. For more information, contact Tricia Borman at or 763-537-9649.

North Carolina Deaf-Blind Associates (NCDBA) Annual Conference

The 2010 NCDBA conference will be held at The Clam Digger Inn, located at 511 Salter Path Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 on March 11 - 14, 2010. For more information, contact Bud Cayton, President, 6703 Town Creek Road Elm City, NC 27822 Phone: (252) 315-1879; email:

Deaf-Blind Explorers

The Deaf-Blind Explorers (DBE) will be hosting a trip to Orlando FL on June 20 to 26, 2006, including a trip to Disney World, swimming with the dolphins, and touching and feeding stingrays in their special pool at SeaWorld. For more details and a copy of registration form contact Lynn Jansen at; 513-242-4171 Voice, or via fax at 513-242-4287.

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