The secretariat: Bronte and Elvira, and President: Gill Morbey
The secretariat: Bronte and Elvira, and President: Gill Morbey

The DbI Board got together the day before the 8th Deafblind European Conference to talk about a range of issues pertaining to its internal governance and ongoing initiatives.

In her presentation to the crowd, DbI President Gillian Mobey highlighted the association’s most recent successes and expansion, particularly how many additional nations had just joined DbI. 22 nations now participate in DbI.

Deafblind International Vice President, reported which were the members benefits, making emphasize in those profits associates obtained when they joined our organization: The possibility to receive DbI Review magazine, which appears twice yearly. Special access to our web page articles, contents, papers, etc., all of them published in different languages and with the possibility to download them.

The Information Officer report was other subject of great importance. He pointed out its was urgent to add a sitemap into DbI webpage to make navigating the site easier and because it is good both for our users and for search engines.

Higher standards for magazine production as well as easier access to DbI Review magazine will make it possible for the English and Spanish versions to be published at the same time. To avoid arranging any meetings or events at the same time, he advised the association to update and better coordinate its schedule.

In order to streamline DbI operations, Sanja Tarczay, vice president of the European Deafblind Union, suggested to the board members that they create a network of certified translators.