DeafBlind Citizens in ActionLeveling the playing field for people who are deafblind
To empower people who are deafblind through education, technology, and legislation and to ensure that deafblind persons have a strong political voice so that they may lead productive lives with equal opportunities.
To strive to create a better world where deafblind individuals are empowered through equal opportunities to live fully and productively, including full access to employment, education and technology.
Meet the DBCA Team
DBCA President, Amita Srinivasan is a rising sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin dual majoring in Psychology and Human Dimensions of Organization. She is a co-director of the Inclusion and Disability Agency of the UT Student Government 2018-2019. She is also a mentor and Historian in the Women of Excellence student organization at UT Austin.
Maricar Marquez is the supervisor of Independent Living Department at Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) in Sands Point, New York. Born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, Ms. Marquez was diagnosed with Usher syndrome characterizing a hearing loss and a progressive vision loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa.
Divya Goel joined DBCA in 2009. As Vice President, she is a mentor and guide to all the younger DBCA members. She became passionately interested in advocacy and governmental policy after meeting President Obama in the White House.
George Stern is a 27 year old student and advocate currently residing in Lubbock, Texas, pursuing a major in French and a minor in Classics at Texas Tech University (TTU). George hopes to apply these studies into a career in law or with the Library of Congress, so he can help ensure access to the treasury of human knowledge for all people.
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Written by: DBCA President Amita Srinivasan Image Description: Kelvin Crosby exploring a tactile map of the the Portland International Airport. Large tactile shapes indicate information like the location of the pet relief area, ticket counters, flight gates, etc....read more
Written by: George Stern When the seminal Deafblind Young Adults in Action seminar took place in June of 2009, it was the advent of many pivotal firsts: the first time advocacy and accessibility were systematically combined to provide a fully-accessible leadership...read more