About the ACB of Texas (ACBT)
The American Council of the Blind of Texas, Inc. (ACBT) was organized in Waco in 1978 as an affiliate of The American Council of the Blind (ACB). The mission statement of ACB states that the American Council of the Blind “strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.” ACBT subscribes to this mission statement and works to be an advocacy organization and positive, proactive support system to Texans who are blind or visually impaired. Our state motto is ACBT: Advancing the Cause of Blind Texans. Although the majority of members are blind or visually impaired, sighted persons who share the common goals and interests of our organization are also welcome to join. ACBT currently has nine chapters and three special interest affiliates.
ACB of Texas Chapters: https://acbtexas.org/about/chapters-and-special-interest-affiliates
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ACBTx
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/TXACB
ACBT Special Interest Affiliates
- Braille Revival League of Texas (BRLT)
The Braille Revival League is an educational organization that promotes the production, teaching, and use of Braille as the primary medium of literacy for blind people. Information Brochure Web Page, BRF, DOC, and PDF
- Guide Dog Users Of Texas (GDUTX)
Guide Dog Users of Texas (GDUTX) is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind of Texas, as well as Guide Dog Users, Incorporated. Although the majority of our members are blind or visually impaired and use dog guides for mobility, sighted persons who share the common goals and interests of our organization also are welcome to join. Web Page
- Library Users Of America -Texas (LUA)
Members concentrate on improving State Library services, particularly Braille and talking book services.
Last updated April 29, 2021