The American Council of the Blind of Virginia, (ACB-VA), is a membership organization comprised of people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf blind and sighted. We advocate for the independence, economic stability, and equal opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of society; and foster self-reliance, confidence, camaraderie, and community engagement amongst our members.
Our members consist of people of all ages from all socioeconomic backgrounds and walks of life. Our members are actively engaged in their communities. Many members serve on Virginia Boards to ensure that the needs of the blind and visually impaired are adequately identified. These may include groups related to rehabilitation services, transportation, emergency preparedness, private independent voting, and local disability services boards.
ACBVA also sponsors social events as diverse as a lunchtime cruise on the Dandy, Happy Hours, a book club, outings to audio described theater, and dragon boat racing, among others.
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