In order to make this cruise successful, we need to provide Support Service Providers (SSP) to assist DeafBlind guests with navigation and communication. SSPs are fluent in sign language and provide DeafBlind individuals with visual and environmental information, sighted guide services and sign language accessibility to both on board and off board events.
SSPs usually pay for their own air fare and cruise fare, and then will volunteer many hours throughout the week so that DeafBlind guests can enjoy the same access to their vacation as any sighted and/or hearing individual. Although the cruise lines provide sign language interpreters, they do not provide the SSPs which have a very different role providing the guidance and support needed for a unique time with friends and family.
We are hoping to raise $10,000 to assist the SSP volunteers with their expenses. Any amount you donate will certainly help!
This is an rare opportunity to help make this unique dream vacation become a reality for many DeafBlind individuals.
Please check out our website >> DBC 2015
Thanks for your support!
Angela Ziebol - CEO, NIC-M, CI, CT,
Derryn Grey - CFO, SC:L, NIC-M, CI, CT
Jody Christianson - Host, NIC
(612) [phone redacted] Voice
(916) [phone redacted] Video
(808) [phone redacted] Mobile
DonationsSee top donations
- Brandon Heaps
- Thorpe Interpreting & Consulting
- Hope Simon
- Paul Deeming
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more