Voting privileges for Associate Members

Donalda Ammons
ICSD Sport Reform Commission Member

Hello, I am Donalda AMMONS, a member of the ICSD Sport Reform Commission. We the commission members have been meeting on several occasions to discuss particular items for possible changes.

One is to review a possible change in voting privileges for associate members. There are full members and associate members. Currently, only full members meaning national deaf sports federations can vote at the Congress.

Now we propose that associate members meaning international governing body for a single sport like DIBF (basketball), DIFA (football), WDGF (golf), and ICCD (chess) be allowed to vote at the Congress. In the past, they have been allowed only to attend and participate in discussions.  

The main objective is to increase visibility and transparency, as well as fostering the sense of camaraderie as a family.