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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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2016 Regional Meetings

Northeast Regional Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Time: 9 AM to 3 PM Location: Norm’s Pizza and Eatery, 275 N Sherman St, Wilkes Barre, PA Host: Luzerne County Council of the Blind Contact: Dorothy Ostrowski 570-825-3625 or dotost@gmail.com Central Regional … Read More

Support H.R. 3535: The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act

Keeping our schools accountable Investing in success for students with sensory disabilities The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act (H.R. 3535) is intended to improve the delivery of appropriate special education and related services to all students who are … Read More

The Blast: Say Our Name

Listen to this first 2016 Audio edition of The Blast… Then begin making your plans to be sure you are in Harrisburg, on October 20, 2016 for what promises to be another fantastic Conference!   If you’ve been looking for … Read More

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

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