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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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PCB Public Comment on State WIOA Plan

The Pennsylvania Council of the Blind is a grassroots advocacy organization made up of over 400 members across the Commonwealth who experience blindness or vision impairment. PCB gives a collective voice to these individuals on issues that impact their lives … Read More

President's Message

By Tony Swartz In my last message I expressed our organization’s concern regarding the depletion of the Social Security Disability Trust Fund. In fact, how we would address it as an organization was the subject of a convention resolution. Fortunately … Read More

Making the Transition

By Susan Lichtenfels, President-Elect I wish to open this article by extending my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the membership of PCB for electing me as your next President. I am honored to have your support and will give all … Read More

2015 Convention Summary

By Cathy Long, PCB Secretary The first convention general session started in the evening on Thursday, October 15, 2015. President Tony Swartz addressed us. Tony spoke about TheReImage site and the need to educate the sighted world about our capabilities. … Read More

3D Printing Creates Major Breakthrough for Blind People

From PRNewswire, October 26, 2015 3DPhotoWorks LLC, with support from the National Federation of the Blind, announces a 3D printing process that allows blind people to “see” fine art, diagrams, and other images. This recently patented process converts any conventional … Read More

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