The Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) is a nonprofit statewide membership organization. We believe that blind and partially sighted people can lead productive lives and contribute to society with independence and dignity. Our members, most of whom are blind or partially sighted, represent a variety of backgrounds and interests. WCB has a rich history of legislative and community involvement.
The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia.
The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.