Alamo Council of the Blind ADVOCACY! EQUALITY! INDEPENDENCE!
Who We Are
The Alamo Council of the Blind (ACB) has been advocating for blind and visually impaired persons in San Antonio and Bexar County since 1986. We are a local, 501(c)3 nonprofit, membership organization comprised primarily of persons who are blind or visually impaired and their families. The Alamo Council of the Blind is part of the American Council of the Blind of Texas and the national American Council of the Blind organization.
ACB believes in the independence, dignity and equal quality of life opportunities for all persons who are blind or visually impaired. Our mission is to encourage and to assist people with visual impairments to develop their abilities and attain their maximum potential in order to become fully participating and productive members within the community.
What We Do
ACB members strive to dispel the myths and misperceptions about blindness by their positive example, and by educating the public about the wide range of achievements and capabilities of persons who are visually impaired.
ACB members provide advice, guidance and recommendations to agencies, government administrators, lawmakers and private business owners on how best to meet the special needs of customers/constituents who are blind or visually impaired.
ACB actively advocates for its members on issues such as pedestrian safety, education, better transportation and more jobs for people who are blind or visually impaired.
ACB works in coalition with other disability groups to create a full range of effective advocacy efforts.
Various events and activities are planned and held throughout the year by ACB’s standing and ad hoc committees. For more information about these activities, call ACB at 210 492-4420.
We welcome you to find out more about our organization. Our Get Involved page has some ways to get started.