Matt Selm, President
H: (859) 802-1358
148 Vernon Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Phone: (502) 895-4598
Web site: www.kentucky-acb.org
Email list: kcbnews (subscribe by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Kentucky Council of the Blind is the statewide affiliate of the American Council of the Blind in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With 300-plus members, a weekly audio magazine, a bimonthly newsletter, informative email lists, and eight local and special-interest chapters that each offer events, advocacy, information and referral, and peer support, KCB is reaching more and more Kentuckians with its message of equality, opportunity and independence.
Use the information above to contact the Kentucky Council of the Blind and its chapters and to learn about our programs and events. Find out how you can start a chapter where you live or build a group around a specific interest such as technology or family issues.
Last updated April 23, 2019
Rebecca Parmley, President (E)
H/C: (859) 227-9628
Twitter Handle: @BCBlind
The mission of Bluegrass Council of the Blind is to provide resources and services to all people affected by a loss of sight, improving lives for all by empowering persons with a loss of vision to continue living independently as productive, contributing members of their community and to educate the public on the rights, abilities and needs of the blind and visually impaired. Services are available to anyone directly or indirectly impacted by the effects of a loss of sight.
Bluegrass Council of the Blind seeks to be an engine of opportunity for the persons affected by vision loss in our community. Whether you are blind or visually impaired; whether you are a friend or family member of someone who is; whether you are a teacher, a service provider or a community member looking for a way to help, Bluegrass Council of the Blind offers something for you.
BCB offers resources and services to all people affected by a loss of sight. We strive to educate and empower persons with vision loss to continue living independently and as engaged members of our community. A critical component of our work is peer support, as we are adults with low to no vision helping others affected by vision loss. More than 50% of our staff, members, board, and primary volunteers are blind or visually impaired, providing first-hand knowledge of the challenges of living with low to no vision, as well as keeping us true to our mission. We provide information, education and training to ensure that persons with low to no vision have the tools and resources they need to live safe, independent and healthy lives. We seek to combat the community and social exclusion often associated with blindness. Ours services and support are free of charge and available to anyone directly or indirectly impacted by the effects of vision loss.
Programs include Peer Support and Assistive Technology and Training. Some of the services provided include support group meetings, one-on-one peer mentoring, demonstrations and hands-on trials of technology items, community outings, educational seminars, group and individual training of accessibility features on smart phones and tablets, introduction of software and applications for blind and low vision PC and tablet users, a technology lending library, and much more.
Last updated Februaryl 1, 2021