DeafBlind Citizens in Action

Leveling the playing field for people who are deafblind

Mission:

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.

Vision:

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

Amita Srinivasan

Amita Srinivasan

President

Amita Srinivasan is a rising junior at the University of Texas at Austin dual majoring in Psychology and Human Dimensions of Organization. Amita is passionately interested in inclusion, empowerment and accessibility for students with disabilities. She is the current President of DeafBlind Citizens in Action, a national disability rights nonprofit organization in the USA. 

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Maricar Marquez

Maricar Marquez

Special Adviser

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.

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Divya Goel

Divya Goel

Vice President

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. Divya has a rare Type 3 HARS Usher Syndrome.

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George Stern

George Stern

Secretary

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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