About us

About us

DAOR is a new organisation, just having been recently formed in June, 2011. It is a grass roots organisation and purports to be one that is truly representative of deaf people across Gujarat; one that is of the deaf, for the deaf and by the deaf.

Mission statement:

"YES. WE CAN"

Aims:

The aims of the organisation are as follows:
  • To promote the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals
  • To foster a united front of deaf people across the different regions of Saurashtra
  • To promote equal rights at all levels and in all fields of life.
  • To encourage the interaction of deaf people through meetings, sports meetings and rallies.
  • Creating public awareness and educating others on the current issues and problems concerning deaf people.
  • To ensure the empowerment of deaf people so that they are economically self-sufficient, educationally sound, and have their rightful place in society.

Objectives:

Advocate rights of the deaf in the areas of:
  • Interpreting
  • Employment
  • Access to news and entertainment media
  • Representation in advisory boards
  • Any other area as needed or desired by deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Coordinate activities related to hearing loss
  • Monitor implementation of central and state government laws relating to hearing loss
  • Provide consultation to government agencies on deafness, needs of deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Be a liaison between government agencies and deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Operate youth leadership camps
  • Collaborate with agencies representing other disabilities for mutual support and exchange of ideas
  • Act as an ombudsmen for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
  • Represent deaf and hard of hearing people on an international platform
  • Disseminate information on deafness to Government and the public
  • Publish print (books and magazines) and electronic media (web sites) pertaining to deafness