The purpose of the Arizona Council of the Blind (AzCB) is to promote an improved understanding of the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired residents of and visitors to the State of Arizona, and to work to improve the social, economic, educational, employment and civic opportunities which are available to blind and visually impaired people within Arizona.
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Join us for VRATE 2013, Cosponsored by the Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Issues (MCDI). Attendance is FREE!
Friday, December 13th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center South 33 South Third St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
VRATE is the premiere expo in the southwest that focuses on the specific needs of people who are blind or who have combined vision and hearing loss. Technology venders will demonstrate all the latest devices to assist in academic pursuits and daily living. Service providers, consumer organizations and advisory groups will be there to answer questions and offer assistance and support. More information is available at vrate.org.
The Arizona Council of the Blind is a proud AV Sponsor of this event. We will be there to distribute information and answer questions on the benefits of membership.
Make Friday the 13th your lucky day by attending the 17th annual VRATE at the newly remodeled Phoenix Convention Center, which is extremely public transportation accessible. This is your opportunity to connect with the specialized services, assistive devices and adaptive technology that will make a positive difference in your life.
The November board meeting will be held on November 9 at 9:00. You may review the agenda here.
The Phoenix VA Visual Impairment Service Team would like to invite you to the 2013 White Cane Day Event on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The event venue will be different this year. It will be held at Montecito Community School, across the street east of the VA, at 715 E. Montecito Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014. There will be plenty of parking on the school campus. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the morning. Members of AzCB’s PR Committee will be there to answer questions, hand out information and sign up new members. We look forward to seeing you on October 15th.
All business that would have been hanbdled during the October meeting will be taken care of during the November business meeting.
This meeting will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The board meeting will be handled through the use of a conference line. Please call 1-218-548-3992 followed by the PIN of 6320547. Call about five minutes early so we can start the meeting on time. Depending on your long distance service, a charge for this call may be placed on your telephone bill.
The agenda for this meeting follows:
The Arizona Legislature Completes its Work on the State Budget and passes with Medicaid in place. Read more by following this link to the press release from the governor's office.
We greatly encourage members and readers to read the article just posted on the web site all about Charitable Giving opportunities
The Arizona Council of the Blind (AzCB) annually offers two scholarships – the John Vanlandingham Memorial and the Frank Kells Memorial – named in memory of two outstanding AzCB leaders. Each will be awarded to a legally blind Arizona resident who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2014. Applications will be accepted starting January 1; the deadline for receipt of all materials will be March 15. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Please note that our national organization - The American Council of the Blind (ACB) also offers scholarships. Go to www.acb.org.
Read the historical proclamation from the President of the United States on the twentieth anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Arizona Council of the Blind is a registered 501C3 tax-exempt volunteer organization Supporting the blind and low-vision community of Arizona. If you would like to contribute to the work and actions of AzCB There are three-easy ways in which you can help keep our mission moving forward.
We thank you for your contributions.
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