Beloved KCB member Jim Shaw passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Listen to a tremendous outpouring of love and gratitude as callers on the May 1 Sound Prints radio show pay tribute to our friend and hero. Listen or download the show here.
KCB Hosts Crossroads Leadership Conference
The Kentucky Council of the Blind hosted of the 2013 Crossroads Leadership Conference in Louisville on March 15 and 16. This multi-state skills-based conference helped participants learn to work more effectively on committees, in local chapters, and on the state and national level. Watch for more news about Crossroads, coming soon.
Welcome to the website of the Kentucky Council of the Blind. KCB is a state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. KCB has hundreds of blind, visually impaired, and sighted members throughout the Commonwealth.
KCB is the leading nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of the blind and visually impaired in Kentucky. KCB works for equality and independence for all people with vision loss. KCB advocates 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 issues that touch all blind and visually impaired people, such as:
Positive change in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
Accessible money, identifiable by touch
Accessible websites that work with speech, large print, and braille displays
Audible traffic signals and detectable warnings for pedestrian safety for everyone
Spoken emergency warnings and video description on television
Talking menus and other features to make cell phones, DVD players and other technology accessible to people who cannot read the screen
Accessible textbooks in braille, large print and electronic formats for blind and visually impaired students