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American Council of the Blind

Contact Information

Charles Crawford, Executive Director
2200 Wilson Boulevard,
Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201

1-800-424-8666 (Voice - Toll-free), answered live between 2 and 5 p.m.
202-467-5081 (Voice),
703-465-5085 (FAX),

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The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is composed primarily of blind persons involved in 50 active State and 20 professional and special-interest organizations. ACB strives to strengthen vocational and rehabilitation programs for the blind, and to ensure that blind people are treated favorably by federal programs, such as the Supplemental Security Income program. ACB provides information and consultation on legal problems, education and training of blind and visually impaired individuals, and public education about blindness. ACB also awards scholarships to blind college students and holds an annual national conference.


Serial publication: Braille Forum (magazine), 10 times per year----information for the blind, available in large print, braille, IBM-compatible CD, or audiocassette, e-mail and online. The magazine is free to members, schools, libraries, agencies, institutions, companies, etc. pay $25 per format per year, as do non-members and overseas suscribers. A variety of resource lists containing information for blind people, catalogs of specialized equipment and much more.


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Updated details, abstract-9/28/11, MP


Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 2/20/2013
Date Revised: 11/7/2007 12:39:03 PM
Health Referral Number: HR0306
Accession Number: DP91A0395

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