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American Council of the Blind

Street:1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
City:Alexandria, VA 22311
Web Page:
Phone:(800) 424-8666
Phone:(202) 467-5081
Phone:(703) 465-5085 Fax
Operating Agency:American Council of the Blind
Agency Type: Private, Non-Profit
Person In Charge: Executive Director
Hours: M-F; 9am - 5pm
Eligibility: Blind and visually impaired
Area Served: Nationwide
Ages Served: All
Appt. Necessary: No
Handicapped accessible: Yes
About:The American Council of the Blind offers information and referral services regarding non-medical aspects of blindness; publishes a hard-copy magazine, “The ACB Braille Forum,” in large print, braille, and on digital cartridge, as well as an electronic magazine, “The ACB E-Forum,” via email, podcast, and online; holds an annual conference in July of each year (volunteer opportunities available) featuring a large trade show with the latest high- and low-tech gadgets for blind and visually impaired people, as well as a wide variety of informative seminars, workshops, and sessions (some for continuing education units); and holds an annual legislative seminar in Washington, D.C. that features a day for members to go up to Capitol Hill and talk with their senators and representatives (volunteer opportunities available). The American Council of the Blind also provide college scholarships for blind students; the application is available online. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities you may contact Information and referral - For Illinois Council of the Blind website