For over 75 years, the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind has tirelessly worked on behalf of all people with vision loss. Whether advocating for employment opportunities, assuring the right to an independent and private vote or promoting legislation improving access to information; PCB and affiliate chapters throughout the state continue to encourage and assist all those with vision loss to achieve their fullest potential.

Over the year’s communication methods and technology have changed. As an organization we understand the importance of adapting to these changes and strongly believe in the inclusion of all people with vision loss. The PCB web presence is both an example of adaptation and a method for teaching those less familiar with vision loss about current  advocacy issues.  The content in these pages will also document how people with vision loss live , work and play.

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Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals with Patients who are Visually Impaired

Compiled by: Pennsylvania Council of the Blind* Communicating with Ease Introduce yourself and address the patient by name, so he knows you are talking to him and not someone else. Introduce the patient to any roommates or accompanying staff. Speak … Read More

We Want No's for Sessions and DeVos

Now that President Trump has been inaugurated, it is very likely that early this week the Senate will vote on his proposed cabinet members. PCB and other disability advocacy organizations have grave concerns about two of the nominees, Senator Jeff … Read More

2017 ACB Scholarships

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $2,500 to entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their … Read More

2017 PCB Leadership Work Teams

Each month, teams of members from across the state meet to work toward achieving PCB’s goals and mission. These leadership work teams each focus on an area of advocacy or administration. Monthly meetings are conducted via teleconference so that all … Read More

2016 PCB Conference Report

By Jacqueline Wissinger, PCB Secretary Our PCB conference was held this year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg, PA, from October 20-23, 2016. The conference was called to order by our President, Sue Lichtenfels at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. … Read More

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