by Cachet Wells
Another month has zoomed by, and spring is blooming like new flowers in a garden. The D.C. Leadership Conference has given us all some good tools and techniques to incorporate into our approach to advocacy. Preparations are well under way for our ACB national convention in Omaha, and the community is steadily growing.
Looking Ahead to April
• National Autism Awareness Month
• National Parkinson Awareness Month
• IBS Awareness Month
• World Health Day
• National Dance Day
• National Poetry Month
Save the Date
• ACB and BOP Awards nominations deadline April 1, 2022
Mississippi Council of the Blind
Mississippi Council of the Blind elevates the social, economic, and cultural levels of people who are blind and visually impaired, in cooperation with other programs of private and public agencies and organizations serving the blind and visually impaired.
Ralph Smitherman, President
H: (601) 825-8076
C: (601) 672-0973
Mississippi Administrative Office:
2501 N. West Street
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 982 1718
California Council of the Blind
The California Council of the Blind as a statewide membership organization whose mission is to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all Californians who are blind and visually impaired. Through CCB’s office in Sacramento and its 40 local chapters and statewide special-interest associations, the Council provides information and referral, technical assistance, advocacy, leadership development, publications, emergency funds, accessible technology loans, and scholarships.
Gabe Griffith, President
C: (925) 222-5762
CCB Administrative Office
2143 Hurley Way, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95825
10 am to 4 pm Monday – Friday
Toll-Free in California: (800) 221-6359
Outside California: (916) 441-2100
Fax: (916) 441-2188
Visit the California Council of the Blind Website.
Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs
We are happy to share our experiences as blind business owners. Our mission includes:
• Providing a forum for blind and visually impaired business enterprises
• Elevating the social, economic, and equality of blind and visually impaired business owners
• Providing for the free exchange of ideas, opinions, and information of interest to blind and visually impaired entrepreneurs through publications, email listserv, community calls and annual national conventions, conferences and expos
Teresa Gregg, President
Chula Vista, CA
Visit Ivie’s Website.
ACB Radio Amateurs
Our membership is made up of legally blind as well as fully sighted FCC-licensed amateur radio operators, AKA hams, who enjoy the hobby of amateur radio. However, as an affiliate of the ACB, our charter specifies that the majority of our members must be legally blind.
Harvey Heagy, President
H: (410) 962-8351
C: (504) 723-5922
Visit the ACB Radio Amateur’s Website.
Share With Us
We want to hear your voices! Submit your stories and articles to:
ACB Voices Blog: Voices@acb.org
ACB Braille Forum: Slovering@acb.org