The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is holding its end-of-year giving campaign. ACB fosters voice, choice and community for Americans who are blind and visually impaired.
Donate Now to Our Give 2020 End-of-Year Campaign
Why should you give?
This past year has been quite challenging for those with vision loss in our country. The impacts of physical distancing as a result of the coronavirus has created a wall of isolation for many within our community. Independence has been sidelined by the real threat of increased risk of harm by the coronavirus, especially for the millions of Americans blinded by conditions like diabetes, which brings greater risk from exposure. For those who have to leave their homes, they are met with sharp reductions in public transit and physical barriers to keep distance, while at the same time our network of shipping and delivery services remains taxed by the enormous demand
But thanks to supporters like you, we have been able to break down these barriers to independence and inclusion. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACB has:
- Removed the wall of social isolation through holding over 2,000 virtual community meetings.
- Expanded our information Resource & peer support hotline to the Be My Eyes mobile platform.
- Delivered over 2,000 emergency care packages to individuals who were blind and shut-in as a result of the pandemic.
- Succeeded in advocating for web accessibility across major online streaming and early child learning portals.
- Raised awareness on the need for greater focus around health and wellness as a pathway toward independence, particularly for the millions of Americans blinded by diabetic retinopathy, which is now the leading cause of blindness among adults.
- Assured our voices would not be silenced by guaranteeing safe and accessible elections across the country.
We remain excited by the opportunities that exist in the coming year. As we get up and get moving out of isolation, ACB will continue to foster voice, choice and community. Through your donation, we will work together to build a bright future.
We thank you for your support, we hope you'll stay safe and well during these challenging times, and we welcome all to walk with us as we expand opportunity and independence for all who are blind and visually impaired.