Terms of Use

Our community needs your voice. Please keep posts respectful, on-topic, and helpful.

NCDB welcomes you to our new site designed to connect people across the Deaf-Blind Community Network. Group workspaces and collaborative tools offer opportunities to bring together the collective knowledge, wisdom, practice, and research relevant to improving the lives of children who are deaf-blind. Help us make this a safe place where diversity of thought and opinion are welcomed. Adding your voice and contributions to the dialogue makes our community stronger.

In order to ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation. Please take some time to carefully read and understand the rules. Questions can be directed to members of our staff using the Contact Us link on the site.

Community Guidelines:

  1. Posts should be relevant to the community at large. The postings you and others make are publicly viewable, but require a profile and sign-in to join the discussion.
  2. Respect the privacy of others. Do not post personally identifying information. This includes names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and home addresses. Please be conscious of privacy issues related to children in an educational setting.
  3. Posts should be respectful. Discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation. We do not allow personal attacks, either individual or aimed at an organization.
  4. Offensive language will not be tolerated and materials that are defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, obscene, offensive, or illegal are prohibited.
  5. Manners are important.  Thank others for their posts, add why you may have found it helpful and welcome new contributors to the group. 
  6. Do not use the site to sell products or deliver messages of a commercial nature.
  7. Do not post materials that infringe on the copyright of another person or copyright material not referenced or acknowledged. NCDB is not responsible for materials improperly referenced. All resources are subject to review by NCDB staff.
  8. Posting spam will result in an immediate and permanent ban from the forums.


  • Posts or other material deemed inappropriate by the site administrators or Group owners will be deleted upon discovery.
  • Users who violate the Terms of Service may lose their account permanently.
  • Account suspensions are at the sole discretion of NCDB.
  • Any person actively using the site is implicitly agreeing to these rules regardless of whether they have been read or not.

While our rules cover the majority of incidents that may occur, we cannot anticipate all circumstances, and as such, the administrators and community team members reserve the right to take ANY actions we deem appropriate, in any circumstances. This is to ensure that the forum is not disrupted or brought into disrepute, either willfully, or by association with a member. An administrator's decision in any matter referred to him/her is final.

NCDB team members will help ensure that content and messages comply with the vision and goals of the NCDB website, including forums, wikis, and interactive areas. You agree, through your use of the forums and interactive spaces on NCDB’s website, to abide by these rules.

Non-compliance will result in forfeiture of your privilege to access the forums and entire web site, and may result in a permanent ban.

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