CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Imagine a world where you no longer know when it is safe to cross the street, can’t see to operate your stove, or aren’t able to tell the difference between a $5 and $20 bill.  This may seem like a frighteningly foreign world, but this is a world that over 15 million Americans live in every day.  

 

 What is the California Council of the Blind?

 

The California Council of the Blind (CCB) is a statewide organization with local chapters and statewide interest groups, designed to support people who are blind and visually impaired in manifold ways to gain independence and full participation in society. Since 1934, CCB has been the largest organization of people who are blind or visually impaired in the state and has been a continuing advocate for improvement in the lives of these individuals.

 Some of the services provided by CCB include:

  • Advocacy
  • Family education, awarness and peer support
  • Information and referral services
  • College and vocational scholorships
  • Braille Literacy 
  • Training conferences and conventions
  • Employment assistance programs
  • No-interest employment loans
  • Crisis assistance

   
Through published resources and membership, CCB often helps people who are encountering vision loss and are in need of peer mentorship, and a friendly referral to various agencies. It is community support, that allows CCB to further help these individuals gather resources and gain accessibility that makes a positive change in their lives.

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