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American Council of the Blind

Address: 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington VA 22201

Phone: (202) 467-5081 or 1-800-424-8666

Fax: (202) 467-5085


Web Site URL:

Contact: Barbara LeMoine, Administrative Assistant; Francine Patterson, Executive Assistant; Sharon Lovering, Editor; Melanie Brunson, Executive Director


  • Bureau
  • Carroll
  • Jo Daviess
  • LaSalle
  • Lee
  • Ogle
  • Putnam
  • Rock Island
  • Stephenson
  • Whiteside
  • Other (See Remarks)


The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.


The hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern time, on Monday to Friday. ACB is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that works in coalition with other disability groups worldwide to create a range of effective programs for people who are blind or visually impaired. ACB staff members provide information and referrals, resources, legislative and governmental monitoring, legislative seminars, public awareness and education, and legal advice and assistance. Other services include employment opportunities,scholarships, an online radio station(ACB Radio),and publications. ACB also has radio program called ACB Reports and a number of electronic listservs. ACB helps with a variety of issue, including civil rights, social security benefits, rehabilitation services, guide dog access, pedestrian safety, expanded public transportation, travel and recreation, adaptive technology, braille literacy, and more.