Come join us!
You can be part of the most significant organization representing people who are blind and visually impaired in the world. Learn about our 70 state and special-interest affiliates.
Why be a member?
Because no one should face blindness – and its complications – alone. ACB advocates for members on specific issues: housing, discrimination, employment, availability of talking ATMs, accessible pedestrian signals, accessible web sites, talking voting machines, etc. Does your neighborhood have accessible pedestrian signals? If not, does it need them at a busy intersection or three? Contact the ACB national office at 1-800-424-8666.
Would you like to know what’s going on in the blindness field?
ACB has a magazine for that, “The ACB Braille Forum.” It comes out in hard-copy braille, large print, digital cartridge, and via email every other month. It contains news from ACB and its affiliates; human-interest stories; a column full of information about new products and services for the blind and visually impaired; and more! ACB also has its own Internet radio station, www.acbradio.org, with a wide variety of shows to interest you.
Has a family member or friend recently lost his/her sight?
ACB has a number of resource lists with useful information to assist you in helping your friend or relative. Whether you’re looking for services to help your family member, or places to find such items as talking clocks and watches, audio books, special gift items, or the like, our national office staff can help you find them. Much of this information can be found at www.acb.org, but is also available from the national office in hard-copy print and braille upon request.
If you want to learn more, come to our national conference and convention. It features a large trade show with all the latest high- and low-tech gadgets specifically designed to help people who are blind or visually impaired.
Is there a visually impaired student in your life who’s looking at college?
ACB has scholarships available for students who are legally blind in both eyes, and can refer to other sources of financial assistance. Applications will be available in early November.
Do you enjoy the legislative process?
Come to our annual legislative seminar in Washington, D.C. Learn about what’s happening on Capitol Hill, and about legislation that could affect blind people nationwide. Make an appointment with your senator and representatives in Congress and tell them how pending legislation would affect you and blind people in your area. Help us make a positive difference!