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About Us

Name: Združenje gluhoslepih Slovenije DLAN

Adress: Trebinjska ulica 7, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel/Fax: (00386) 1 542 20 03

GSM: 040 558 832

Registration number:: 2045133

Tax number: 97676853

Checking account: SI56 0208 3026 2742 811




The Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN is a self-standing and independent, professional disability organization with representative status for people with deafblindness. It operates all over Slovenia. It was established with the aim of identifying, defending and satisfying special needs and representing the interests of people with deafblindness. The DLAN Association is a full member of the European Deafblind Union (EDbU), the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), and the Slovenian National Council of Disability Organizations. It is the only Slovenian organization in the field of deafblindness that operates internationally.

The Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN implements the social care program Training and Social Rehabilitation of People with Deafblindness, which has been professionally verified by the Social Chamber of Slovenia and within which the Day Center for People with Deafblindness operates. People with deafblindness are daily involved in various supportive forms of individual assistance and guided activities in co-financed programs: Personal assistance, Training, and social rehabilitation, Monitoring and interpretation, Training for the deafblind and volunteers, Reducing social exclusion, Special information and publishing activities for people with deafblindness and their relatives, Family self-help group, Expert deafblind counseling, and advocacy. The programs Individual development of ways of communication with deafblind and Professional assistance to people with age-related deafblindness are also implemented. The deafblind actively participate at all levels of the organization. A user council has been specifically set up to meet continuously with a view to providing guidance based on the needs of the deafblind and co-deciding on all important things in the field of deafblindness. The Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN is a provider of personal assistance and early treatment of children with disabilities within a development clinic with an early treatment center.

The needs of people with deafblindness are individual and specific; they depend on the defect, its severity, the ability to function in the environment, and the support of the family environment.

A person with deafblindness needs personalized services and specific professional help. In everyday life, she needs a qualified person who can explain all the information from the environment to her and interpret it in a way that is adapted to her. For people with deafblindness, comprehensive professional treatment and empowerment are important. Most people with deafblindness need a safe escort from home to the place of the event and back home.

Working with people with deafblindness and interpreting for the deafblind takes place exclusively one on one, so that one interpreter interprets only one person with deafblindness at a time. When interpreting for the deafblind, we use adapted, specific ways of communication, which are mainly based on touch. Because we go beyond the personal space of the individual, the approach and attitude towards the person with deafblindness are very important.

At The Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN, we use 23 ways of communication, from which a person with deafblindness chooses the most suitable one for himself. Communicating with a person with deafblindness is always based on an individual approach.

At The Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN, we strive every day to strengthen the strength of each individual with deafblindness and to discover the meaning of his life together with him.

All activities carried out by the Association DLAN are free of charge for people with deafblindness.


Office hours

working day: 8.00a.m. to 4.00p.m,
except on Tuesdays: 10.00a.m. to 6.00p.m.