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AzCB Mission

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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2014 AzCB Annual Membership Convention

Save the date and join us
Friday, May 9th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Disability Empowerment Center
The Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center
5025 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Come and enjoy a day of learning and celebration.  There will be presentations on adaptive technologies and techniques for people who are blind; scholarships will be awarded to deserving students; you will hear engaging thought provoking speakers and you will have an opportunity to interact with extraordinary people from your community.
The overarching theme of our conference is living on purpose.  This is foundational AzCB philosophy.  A meaningful life is not attained by accident, luck or circumstances.  It is earned by taking personal responsibility, staying informed, taking action and then owning the results, both positive and negative, of those actions.

Please read the Convention program And fill out an Enrolment form to register for the conference. A fillable version of the enrollment form is now available.

Please register by April 30th.

Membership Renewal Time


Email notifications, phone calls and letters are being sent to members of the Arizona Council of the Blind to remind them to renew for the new 2014 calendar year. You can download the 2014 application form in Microsoft Word format here. Click here to renew online.


March Board Meeting

The March board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 8th from 9AM to 11AM. More information to follow. You may review the past agendas and minutes here.

Concert to Benefit SAZCB

Come join soprano and AZCB scholarship winner Lindsey McHugh and Sons Of Orpheus--the Male Choir of Tucson--in a concert to benefit the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Council Of the Blind!

When: Saturday, April 26th, at 2 PM
Where: Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
2331 E Adams St., Tucson.  
Located one block south of the Arizona Inn.

The performance will include works by Brahms and Liszt, American contemporary choral gems, sea shanties, World War I-era dance hall selections, cowboy classics, and opera choruses. Also, Lindsey will narrate "The Story Of Ferdinand," a children's story about a bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight in the bull fights in Madrid.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Arizona Daily Star political cartoonist David Fitzsimmons. Fitz's sketches will be available for $10

Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Please contact Marlene Dekker by phone at 520-747-9968, or by email at to purchase tickets.

Volunteers will be available. Please let Marlene know if you will require assistance.

Understanding Charitable Giving

We greatly encourage members and readers to read the article just posted on the web site all about Charitable Giving opportunities

Proclamation from the President of the United States

Read the historical proclamation from the President of the United States on the twentieth anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Donations Welcome

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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