Advocacy

The Kentucky Council of the Blind works for better education, employment, services, and technology for the blind and visually impaired. KCB addresses issues that face people who are blind and we help people overcome everyday problems.

Did someone at the Social Security office tell you that you can't earn any money if you draw disability due to blindness? Not true; you just need to follow the rules.

Did your landlord tell you that your braille books take up too much space and you have to get rid of them? Not true.

]Did your employer tell you that he doesn't have to provide you with reasonable accommodations so you can do your job? Depending on the situation, this may or may not be so.

Is your rehabilitation counselor not providing the services you feel you need to be successful? Maybe their decision is correct; maybe not.

Did a social worker tell you that you cannot raise your child successfully, just because you are blind or visually impaired? Not so.

Is your school not providing braille, mobility and other services your child needs?

Do you suspect you were denied an interview or employment, just because you are blind or visually impaired?

When these and other problems arise, we may be able to help. KCB is made up of people who are blind and visually impaired, and many of us have faced these same situations. While we may not be able to hire an attorney, we can assist with advice and support. Give us an opportunity to help early in the situation; don't wait until it develops into a crisis. Call us at 502-895-4598 to discuss your problem.

KCB advocacy often helps many people at the same time. Issues such as large print and talking prescription labels, accessible currency, more sidewalks and audible pedestrian signals, and changes in Medicare to cover low vision devices touch the lives of thousands of people.

This area of our website will contain information about current advocacy efforts, as well as articles and interviews from our archives. We will post our current and past Sound Prints audio files on advocacy issues as quickly as possible. News items, announcements, and resources related to this area will also be posted here, so check back often to see what's new.

Happy Birthday ADA (audio)
A Sound Prints interview with Eric Bridges from the ACB National Office on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act since it became law in 1990, and the work that still needs to be done on behalf of people with disabilities.

This page was last updated on November 25, 2017.