About the Kentucky Council of the Blind

The Kentucky Council of the Blind (KCB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals. KCB is a state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, and we have been serving people with vision loss in Kentucky for over 50 years. We are a volunteer organization with no paid staff; our work is made possible through donations from individuals and local civic organizations and through fundraising projects and bequests.

KCB works for equality and independence for all people with vision loss. We help people just losing their vision and their families to learn to cope with their vision loss. We advocate for quality education for blind children and youth, expanded training and job opportunities for visually impaired adults, improved services for seniors over age 60 who are just losing their vision, and better public transportation for people who cannot drive.

KCB supports change that touches all blind and visually impaired people, such as:

  • Better education for children who are blind or visually impaired;
  • More accessible technology for all people with low vision;
  • Medicare coverage for low vision devices;
  • Large print and talking prescription labels so people with low vision can manage their medications independently;
  • Paper money that can be identified by touch and color;
  • Websites that work with speech, large print, and braille displays
  • Audible traffic signals and pedestrian safety for everyone;
  • Audio description tracks on DVD's and TV so people with low vision can enjoy programs just like their sighted friends; and
  • Features to make cell phones, DVD players and other technology accessible to people who cannot read the screen.

KCB publishes a weekly audio magazine and a bimonthly newsletter. We share information through our email lists and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The KCB Constitution

KCB Board of Directors

KCB Committees

2015 KCB Resolutions

KCB Meeting Summaries