Five directors were elected to two-year terms on the KCB Board at the recent 2013 Conference and Convention of the Kentucky Council of the Blind. They are Birchell (Cisco) Slusher of Covington and Natalie Beyers, Patti Cox, Debbie Deatherage and Elaine Weisbard of Louisville. See the complete Board here.
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