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Welcome to the ACB Voices Blog, a collection of stories and news from the American Council of the Blind. The following pages provide a glimpse into the lives of Americans who are blind and visually impaired, as well as offer helpful guidance and resources for fostering community growth and advocacy.

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The Second Vice President’s Mom

By Ray Campbell As we celebrate and honor the awesome Mothers in our lives on this Mother’s Day weekend, let me tell you about the Mom of your ACB Second Vice President. My Mom never believed in excuses. I grew up almost totally blind, with only light perception and the ability to see colors up

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My Mother, My Inspiration

By Jessie L. Rayl My mother, Ila Rayl, was born in rural West Virginia in 1928. Early in her life, she developed polio myelitis and subsequently spent most of her childhood at the Shriners hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Despite that, she completed high school and was able to graduate with her class. She went on to college which

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A Mother’s Day Portrait in Courage and Love

(Special Mother’s Day contribution to the ACB Voices Blog from Randy Boye.) There are many different kind of Mothers in our world, from biological  or foster  to the furry baby moms to the amazing women who take others under their wings to fill in gaps that families may leave. My own mother is a complex

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