The Southern Arizona Council of the Blind is affiliated with The American Council of the Blind, a nonprofit IRS exempt organization made up of blind, visually impaired, and sighted people with a broad diversity of occupations and professions. Our primary focus is on blindness-related issues, especially on dealing effectively with the challenges of daily living. This is whether a person be a child or adult and regardless of the cause of sight impairment.
Call or write to any of us on the contact page for more information about membership or just call us and we can do it over the phone.
1 Provide a forum for the free exchange of opinions, ideas and information relating to matters of concern to the blind and visually impaired.
2 Elevate the social, cultural, and economic level of blind and visually impaired persons.
3 Improve education and rehabilitation programs and facilities.
4 Provide scholarships to assist qualified blind college students to pursue their higher education and goals.
5 Encourage and assist the blind, especially the newly blind, to develop their abilities and potentials and to assume a responsible place in the community.
6 Cooperate with public and private institutions and agencies of and for the blind.
7 Conduct a program of public education aimed toward improving the understanding of the problems of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.
8 Publish a quarterly newsletter, Fore-Sight, in the accessible formats of Braille, Large Print and Audio Tape.
9 Provide advocacy for further legislation affecting the blind and visually impaired.
10 Encourage and support participation of members in local, state, and national gatherings of members and their special interests.
Download the current American Council of the Blind's monthly newsletter, the BRAILLE FORUM, from their web site at http://www.acb.org/node/140. It's avaiable in Braille, large print Word doc and text formats. The AzCB Foresight Newsletter is published quarterly by the Arizona Council of the Blind and you can read it HERE.