Stepping Into Springtime!

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

ACB Attraction

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

Brandon, MS

H: (601) 825-8076

C: (601) 672-0973

Email: Redbird26@bellsouth.net

Mississippi Administrative Office:

2501 N. West Street

Jackson, MS 39216

(601) 982 1718

email: mcb@netdoor.com

Visit the Mississippi Council of the Blind Website.

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

Concord, CA

C: (925) 222-5762

Email: gabe.griffith@ccbnet.org

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

Email: ccotb@ccbnet.org

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

(402) 980-9980

Email: tmgchjld@gmail.com

Membership chair:

Sila Miller

Email: silam@earthlink.net

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

Baltimore, MD

H: (410) 962-8351

C: (504) 723-5922

Email: harvey.heagy@gmail.com

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

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