​​​​​​At DeafBlind Central (DB Central) we maintain the belief that individuals who are DeafBlind share equally in the respect, opportunity, and life enjoyment afforded to all individuals. We are committed to advancing the recognition of the unique needs presented by DeafBlindness. This is accomplished by promoting individualized, systematic instruction and family-centered planning processes.
We serve children and young adults age birth through twenty-one who are suspected of having both a hearing AND a vision loss or difficulty in processing auditory and visual information. Young adults ages twenty-two to twenty-six who are DeafBlind will receive referral services to adult service agencies. 
Students who are DeafBlind and have additional disabilities are also eligible for our services. For more information about our services and eligibility, visit our Project Information​ page.

​New! DB Central Events

Literacy Opportunities for Children who are DeafBlind 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Click here to print the mail-in registration form
Click here to register online  
Click here to print the flyer for this upcoming family training event
Deadline to register is September 8, 2017.

Image of flier for event featuring Nancy Steele on September 23, 2017.

Other Upcoming Events for 2016 & 2017

Click here to view DB Central's Upcoming Events​  

Resources and Announcements


If you need something in an alternative format for accessibility, please let us know by calling 1.888.758.0508 (voice) or 1.989.546.4626 (video phone), or email dbcen@cmich.edu.

Communication Bill of Rights

Click here to view the Communication Bill of Rights from the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Server Disabilities (NJC)

Deafblind Census
If you would like to add a student not currently on our census please click below for a fillable pdf. Please fax (989) 774-1572 or mail back to DB Central, CMU, 105 Sloan Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

FCC Makes Permanent the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

Click here to view the Press Release​ from the Federal Communications Commission on The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.​

Undergraduate Certificate Program at Central Michigan University

C​​​​​entral Michigan University offers a DeafBlind Intervener undergraduate certificate. The program is taught in an online cohort. To learn more, visit the DeafBlind Intervener Certificate website.