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DB-LINK/National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness - NCDB

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The Teaching Research Institute
Western Oregon University
345 North Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361

800-438-9376 (Voice - Toll-free, )
503-838-8150 (FAX, )
800-854-7013 (Voice - TTY)


The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCDB is home to DB-LINK, the largest collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide. A team of information specialists makes this extensive resource available in response to direct requests, via the NCDB web site, through conferences and a variety of electronic medium. NCDB brings together the resources of The Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University, the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC), and the Hilton/Perkins Program at Perkins School for the Blind, and works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training.

Online Resources

Print Resources

Publications catalog available. Some materials available in Spanish and additional languages; eleven fact sheets related to deaf-blindness.

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Review Date

Wed Sep 7, 2011