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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.

Our Philosophy

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 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

Sensitivity Training for Drivers

Contracted with Star Shuttle since 2010, we have helped hundreds of para transit drivers learn about respectful best practices when working with visually impaired passengers. Star Shuttle drivers are satisfied with our teaching, they've given us a satisfactory rate of 100%. This is important work which we feel privileged to provide and its fun thanks to Donna Mc Bee who manages this project.

Scholarship Program

This year the awards will be presented to visually impaired students in September, and will total at least $3000. Application information is available under Scholarships
. Applicants must be legally blind, may be high school graduates of any age, studying with the goal of professional or vocational careers.

Visually Impaired Childrenfs Christmas Program

ACB raises funds throughout the year so that we can shop for and wrap gifts for visually impaired children, based on the wish list gathered by their teacher who then presents the gifts to the children before Christmas. The teachers we have worked with on this project are diligent and generous with their time, and the thank you notes from each child are very heart-warming. Thanks to Lou Ann Williams for this great idea!

Accessible Computers Program

We have received a small grant that allows us to provide refurbished computers that are adapted and ready for use by visually impaired (VI) individuals. We have applications available for any legally blind person interested. For more information please call our ACB line at 210-492-4420 and ask for Jose Rangel.

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
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Involved page has some ways to get started



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We are ccooking now! Yes, ACB Alamo Cookbook is back. These are authentic recipes from Kay Kuhn, Debra West, and members of the Alamo Council of the Blind. Recipes cover appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. You may purchase this book in large print or braille. Book sold online at Horizon for the Blind
for $20. Proceedes from the purchase of this book go to Alamo Council of the Blind.

We would like to share some letters with you from children who were appreciative of gifts we gave them on Christmas. As a nonprofit, we strive to give back to the community.

Christopher thanks us for a toy and a shirt.

Christopher thanks us for a toy and a shirt.

Lavanna thanks us for the bed sheets and pillow.

Lavanna thanks us for the bed sheets and pillow and is moving forward with her training at the Lighthouse.

Layla thanks us for the socks, chapstick, and large print cards to play games.

Layla thanks us for the socks, chapstick, and large print cards to play games.





MEETING LOCATION: TIP TOP CAFE, 13835 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217-1281

Barbara Stockford, Donna Mc Bee, and Larry Roser comment at VIA's Board Trustee meeting on April 28, 2015.

Posted by Alamo Council of the Blind on Monday, May 11, 2015
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