FODOK is a NGO representing users: parents of deaf children. FODOK is a federation of 8 affiliated member-organisations, covering the whole country and representing all parents of deaf children in the Netherlands. FODOK was founded on 3 September 1956.

The aim of FODOK is to generally promote the interests of deaf children and their parents. The activities of FODOK cover a diversity of areas. Relevant to the current project are:

A summary of (other) activities is available from the FODOK office (see below).

As an organisation representing parents of deaf children, FODOK is ideally suited to represent the interests of various groups of end-users in the Signing Books project: deaf children and young adults, their parents and their teachers.

In the Signing Books project, FODOK will be responsible for the overall management of the project and for the communication with the the TAP-DE Office. FODOK will also be responsible for the description of current practices, and the development of a framework for 'library services for the deaf'. Last but not least, FODOK will safeguard the quality of the work by the consortium and the central role of the end-users in all activities.

Dutch Federation of Organisations of Parents of Deaf Children
Koningslaan 101

NL - 3583 GS Utrecht

Tel: +31 (0)30 252 31 54 (voice and text)
Fax: +31 (0)30 252 26 30

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