SCKCB.  Photo of man with white cane & woman with guide dog
Serving the blind and low vision population of South Central Kentucky.



Next Meeting.

The next meeting of the SCKCB will be held on November 3, 2013 at 1:30 P. M. Location is Chaney's Dairy Barn. Lunch will be provided by the organization.


Current Officers:

WHAT IS THE SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (SCKCB)?

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind is a membership organization formed by blind people to promote the independence, dignity and advancement of blind and visually impaired individuals. Members are blind, visually impaired or fully sighted people, from all walks of life, and ranging in age from teens to elders. People who are blind or visually impaired constitute the majority of the membership and are responsible for setting and administering SCKCB policy. We seek to encourage blind people to make significant contributions within their communities, to live and work independently, and to advocate for themselves.

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB) is a part of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), which is a nation-wide organization located in Washington, D.C. The ACB is our national, parent organization. Established in 1961, ACB now has more than seventy state and special interest affiliates and an extensive national network of local chapters and individual members.

Our ACB governmental staff constantly monitors laws and regulations crucial to the lives of blind people. Issues which receive ACB's attention include civil rights, education, employment, Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, guide dog access, pedestrian safety, expanded public transportation, travel and recreation, adaptive technology, Braille literacy and more. Frequently, ACB works in coalition with other disability groups worldwide to create a range of effective programs for people who are visually impaired. ACB was the leading consumer organization of blind people actively seeking passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Unique concerns of various professions and special populations are addressed by the ACB's many national special interest affiliates and committees. These groups focus on issues of particular concern to women, minority groups, people who are deaf-blind, students, library users, teachers, lawyers, guide dog users, Braille readers and families of people who are blind or have low vision. Each state affiliate hosts at least one annual statewide convention. Special interest affiliates and groups sponsor programs, workshops and business meetings during ACB's annual national convention. In addition, ACB's state and special interest affiliates publish newsletters, and undertake public awareness campaigns, advocacy, and specific projects to make a difference in the lives of their members and in their local communities.

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind was founded on September 4, 2003. Ron Milliman was elected President. The other officers elected were:

Kimberly Parsley - Vice President

Lori Piorkowski - Secretary

Lisa Newton - Treasurer


OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The American Council of the Blind, and its affiliates and chapters, including the SCKCB, strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.


Every organization needs a mascot. This is ours, a blind teddybear named Louis. He was named in honor of Louis Braille. He was made by Sue Robinson who makes things.

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For more information or to join the SCKCB, please contact Ron: Email Ron Milliman






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American Council of the Blind

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