Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind Home Page Descriptive info: .. Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Serving blind and low vision Kentuckians.. Home.. Skip to Content.. About KCB.. Radio Shows.. Donate Now.. News.. Events.. How We Help.. Resources.. Like us on Facebook.. follow us on Twitter.. Join KCB.. Volunteer.. Get More Info.. Headlines.. KCB Hosts Crossroads Leadership Conference.. The Kentucky Council of the Blind hosted of the 2013 Crossroads Leadership Conference in Louisville on March 15 and 16.. This multi-state skills-based conference helped participants learn to work more effectively on committees, in local chapters, and on the state and national level.. Watch for more news about Crossroads, coming soon.. New Archive Pages for KCB Award Winners.. New archive pages are now available for KCB's Cain, Dotson and Routh awards.. Read more about the awards and past winners here.. KCB on Facebook and Twitter.. KCB has new Facebook and Twitter pages.. and.. to keep up with all the latest news.. Submit items for the pages;.. email KCB.. when you find interesting items to share.. Meet the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Welcome to the website of the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. KCB is a state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.. KCB has hundreds of blind, visually impaired, and sighted members throughout the Commonwealth.. KCB is the leading nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of the ... everyone.. Spoken emergency warnings and video description on television.. Talking menus and other features to make cell phones, DVD players and other technology accessible to people who cannot read the screen.. Accessible textbooks in braille, large print and electronic formats for blind and visually impaired students.. Explore Our Website.. Learn about our radio talk show called.. Sound Prints,.. and about.. meetings,.. conferences,.. special events.. for people who are blind and visually impaired.. Check out the latest.. products and resources.. and read the latest.. news.. about issues of importance to people with low vision.. Subscribe to our.. newsletter.. , join our.. email lists.. , and receive the "ACB Braille Forum" and the brand-new E-Forum from the American Council of the Blind.. Council Links.. American Council of the Blind.. ACB Radio.. Eastern Kentucky.. Greater Louisville.. Northern Kentucky.. Blue Grass.. Guide Dog Users of Kentucky.. Tri-state Library Users.. Copyright 2013 by the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. All content created initially by KCB in publications, in any media on any web site domains administered by KCB, or as a broadcast or podcast created by KCB, archived or not, is considered to be the property of the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Creative content that appears elsewhere originally remains the property of the original copyright holder.. Advocacy.. Contribute.. Sponsor..
Title: About the Kentucky Council of the Blind Descriptive info: About the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. The Kentucky Council of the Blind is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals.. KCB has been serving blind and visually impaired people in Kentucky for over 45 years.. KCB is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff; our work is ... organizations, and bequests.. Click the links below to read our policies and Constitution, learn about our Board of Directors and committees, locate a KCB chapter, and learn more about our history.. KCB Constitution (November, 2009).. KCB Board of Directors.. KCB Committees.. KCB Chapters.. KCB Awards.. KCB Presidents.. Confidentiality Policy.. Conflict of Interest Policy..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind - Radio Shows Descriptive info: Sponsor a Project.. Listen to Sound Prints, a weekly radio talk show brought to you by the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Sound Prints covers news, issues, products and resources of interest to blind and visually impaired people.. Co-hosted by KCB Past President Michael McCarty and Greater Louisville Council of the Blind President and ACB Treasurer Carla Ruschival, the show features a mix of local, state and national topics, all discussed by a wide range of guests from around the United States.. You can participate in Sound Prints.. The show is broadcast live each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.. m.. in Louisville, Kentucky over Clear Channel's WKJK AM 1080.. Call us during show times at (502) 571-1080 in Louisville or toll-free at (877) 904-1080 nationwide.. If you don't live in Louisville, or you can't pick up the station's signal, you are invited to listen in one of the ... out more about CKRE here.. ACB Radio Mainstream at.. www.. acbradio.. org.. ; Sundays at 10:00 p.. Eastern and repeated every other hour through Mondays at 8:00 p.. Listen any time here on the KCB website by following the.. Radio Show links.. on any page and clicking either the listen or download link below.. You will need an MP3 compatible player such as Winamp to listen to the show on ACB Radio or on this website.. Email KCB.. for information on how to sponsor Sound Prints, if you have an idea for a future program, or if you have any problems accessing our links.. Listen to the latest show here.. Download the latest show in MP3 format here.. If the show begins to play when you click this link, right-click and then save.. Sound Prints Archives.. Guide Dog Users.. Library Users.. Copyright 2012 by the Kentucky Council of the Blind..
Title: Donate to the Kentucky Council of the Blind Descriptive info: Stay in Touch.. FAQ's and Links.. Become a Member.. Support Our Work.. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.. Your support of the Kentucky Council of the Blind will help us continue our good work and expand our programs and activities.. With your help, we will be able to reach more blind and visually impaired Kentuckians with our message of positive change.. Here are just some of the ways you can make a difference:.. Give your time to help make phone calls, stuff envelopes, or attend community meetings.. Give your talent to help grow and maintain our website, expand our resource materials, or create public relations opportunities.. Sponsor Sound Prins, KCB's weekly radio talk show, or our newsletter to help blind and visually impaired families, students and senior citizens learn about the ... choose to give a one-time donation, or make a monthly, quarterly or annual contribution.. You may wish to leave a bequest to KCB by remembering the Kentucky Council of the Blind in your Last Will and Testament.. For more information on how you can help,.. email the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. , or give us a call at 502-895-4598.. Thank you in advance for your generous support.. Eastern Kentucky Christian Council of the Blind.. Greater Louisville Council of the Blind.. Northern Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Blue Grass Council of the Blind.. Copyright 2009 by the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Email the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. 148 Vernon Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.. Phone: (502) 895-4598.. Website hosted by.. HostDesign4U.. Sound Prints and other media links provided by.. BlindFileSharing..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind News Page Descriptive info: KCB News Page.. Major BARD Update - November 27, 2012.. The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) will be down for at least 24 hours beginning at midnight on Sunday, November 25, while we migrate to the new system.. On Tuesday, November 27, the new BARD, featuring Web-Braille materials, the wish list, and other additions, will be available at.. https://nlsbard.. loc.. gov.. BARD users will receive a message summarizing the new materials and features the first five times they log in to BARD after Tuesday, November 27.. Once BARD has been updated, you will be able to log in with the same email address and password you use now.. You'll notice the following differences:.. Web-Braille is now part of BARD.. Links to both audio and braille titles are on every page containing books or magazines.. Audiobooks are always listed first.. To see only one type of book, choose the Account Settings link on the BARD main page and then make your choice in the Display Results combo box.. This page also gives you the option to display the site in color or black and white.. Braille books are in zip files.. Each zip ... are also now on BARD.. BARD book listings are formatted as they always were, except that each book title is now a link.. Choose a book link to go to a page with several new features, such as:.. The author's name is a link to a page displaying all the books on BARD by that author.. If the book is part of a series, there is a Series link to a page listing all the books on BARD in the series.. This section is still under development, so not all books in the series may be listed.. If the book is listed under more than one subject, all subjects are listed, and each is a link to all the books on BARD with that subject.. The narrator's name is a link to a page listing other books read by that narrator.. Books can be added to a wish list for later downloading.. Details such as the book's ISBN number are available.. A My Previous Downloads link is on the main page, showing a list of all books and magazines you have downloaded.. Click here for a more detailed description of the BARD changes..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind Meetings, Conferences and Events Descriptive info: Meetings, Conferences and Events.. Thanks for visiting this page.. Here you will find information about upcoming meetings, social events, and conferences of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired.. Unless otherwise stipulated, all of these activities are open, and everyone is welcome; you do not need to be a member of the sponsoring group or organization to participate.. We suggest you bookmark this page.. It is updated often, and you won't want to miss any of our great events.. Get more information about products, resources and issues.. related to blindness and visual impairment.. Listen to Sound Prints,.. a weekly radio talk show produced by the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. March, 2013.. Mar.. 24 - ACB Families Conference Call.. Program and discussion; all welcome; call 218-339-2699, call code 294444, at 9:15 PM Eastern.. 26 - Kentucky Guide Dog Users Conference Call.. Address issues related to guide dogs; plan future events.. 8:00 PM Eastern; 218-339-2699, call code 294444.. April, 2013.. Apr.. 2 - Tri-State Library Users Statewide Meeting.. Participate from anywhere in this telephone meeting.. 8:00 PM Eastern on the conference line; 218-339-2699 with the call code 294444.. 4 - ACB Lions Conference Call.. The monthly meeting of ACB Lions; a chance to share ideas and ways we are involved in our local clubs.. Blind Lions everywhere are welcome.. 9:00 PM Eastern; 712-432-3900, call code 796096.. 9 - Dine Out with NKCB.. Enjoy finger-lickin' good fried chicken with the Northern Kentucky Council of the Blind at the Greyhound Tavern, 2500 Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell.. Contact Gerry Slusher, NKCB Secretary, for details; (859) 781-7369.. 13 - GLCB Meeting, Workshop and Dinner.. The annual spring meeting of the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind, including election of officers.. Tech Q&A workshop and dinner to follow.. $5.. 00 per person; 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville.. Register by calling (502)895-4598.. ... Quarterly meeting of the Office for the Blind Statewide Rehabilitation Council.. Committees begin meeting at 9:30 AM Eastern; SRC meeting follows at 11:00.. Lunch not provided.. At the McDowell Center, 8412 Westport Rd.. in Louisville.. Call Jennifer Wright at the Office for the Blind for more information; (502) 564-4754.. 28 - ACB Families Conference Call.. May, 2013.. May 2 - ACB Lions Conference Call.. May 4 - GLCB Derby Party.. Come early and stay all day; celebrate the Kentucky Derby with the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind.. Food, games, fun and friends.. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM at the Kentucky School for the Blind; come any time.. 00 per person.. Call (502)895-4598 to register.. May 7 - Tri-state Library Users Dinner Meeting.. Share good books and information-related technology tips; discuss library issues related to blindness and visual impairment.. 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Louisville.. Call President Bill Wright at (502) 893-0879 for more information.. May 16 - KCB Board Meeting.. May 17 - GDUKY Doggie Eye Care.. Free eye exam for your guide dog; 3:30 PM at the Kentucky School for the Blind.. Advance registration required between April 1 and April 30; watch for details in March.. May 17 - GLCB Bingo and Pizza.. May 28 - Kentucky Guide Dog Users Conference Call.. June, 2013.. June 4 - Tri-State Library Users Statewide Meeting.. June 6 - ACB Lions Conference Call.. June 7-9, 2013 - KSB Alumni Conference and Reunion.. Save the dates for a great weekend of information, food and friends.. More details will be posted as they become available.. July, 2013.. July 4-12, 2013 - 52nd ACB Conference and Convention.. Spend a week with ACB at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.. Workshops, seminars, exhibits, focus groups, tours, and lots of social events.. Get more information from your "Braille Forum" and from the.. ACB website.. Click the Council links below for more programs and events..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind Advocacy Page Descriptive info: How KCB Can Help.. The Kentucky Council of the Blind works for better education, employment, services, and technology for the blind and visually impaired.. Below are examples of how KCB is addressing issues that face blind people and how we help people overcome problems in their everyday lives.. KCB has participated in meetings and advocacy activities which we hope will result in new intercity bus transportation throughout the state.. Although the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to reject viable proposals for rural transportation and ignores the needs of countless numbers of Kentucky's blind citizens, KCB continues its efforts in the hopes that some day our state government will be responsive to our needs and permit new service to be offered.. KCB members participate on state boards and councils that oversee rehabilitation, training, employment and independent living services for blind and visually impaired people.. A couple received an eviction notice.. Their living conditions were deplorable, and their landlord was unscrupulous.. The wife was blind, and her husband was a disabled veteran.. KCB helped them utilize community resources to move into a much nicer, more affordable apartment.. Parents are often unhappy with the quality of education their visually impaired children receive from the local public schools.. ... solved the problem.. The county social worker didn't think a visually impaired couple could raise their baby.. KCB knew the couple could provide a loving home for their little one.. KCB co-ordinated resources for a successful court case; the parents kept their baby.. A visually impaired man applied for a job.. The company said he couldn't see well enough, but the man proved he could handle every job requirement.. KCB advocates helped the man obtain partial back pay, seniority, and, most importantly, the job.. KCB advocacy often helps many people at the same time.. Nearly 50 blind and visually-impaired people are working full-time today at LC Industries in Louisville because KCB wasn't afraid to speak up against foolhardy employment practices and unwise company decisions that were destroying jobs for blind people.. KCB supports efforts of the American Council of the Blind that will bring money identifiable by touch.. KCB actively works for paratransit practices that will provide much-needed transportation for the visually impaired.. KCB and its chapters work for more sidewalks, more audible pedestrian signals, more detectable warnings on curb cuts, and audible indicators on quiet cars.. For more information about KCB advocacy, call us at (502)895-4598, or.. with your questions and concerns..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind Resources Main Page Descriptive info: KCB Resources - Main Page.. Welcome to the Resources area of the Kentucky Council of the Blind website.. We are completely rebuilding this section of our website.. We will add new resources frequently.. Bookmark this page and check back often for new information.. The Kentucky Council of the Blind and the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind are now publishing the 2013 edition of "Pocket Pages", a mini phone book for the metro Louisville area and a handy statewide and national resource guide for people who are blind and ... resource.. We will be posting information on this website that you can use every day, such as:.. Kentucky resources for the blind and visually impaired;.. News about blindness and low vision products for home, work and play;.. Details about programs for the blind and visually impaired, including services for children, parents and families, college students, job-seekers, and senior citizens who are just experiencing vision loss; and.. Contact information for organizations of the blind and visually impaired.. Remember to bookmark this page and visit us often to see what is new..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind - Be a Volunteer Descriptive info: Volunteers Needed.. Volunteer Opportunities.. People frequently ask how they can be of help to the Kentucky Council of the Blind and its chapters.. One way is to volunteer your time, talents and skills.. Here are some ideas to get you started:.. Be a KCB state convention volunteer.. The state convention happens the third weekend in November in Louisville.. Help set up and serve meals, act as an usher, or assist with registration.. Assist with website maintenance.. Use those HTML, CSS and other site-building skills to help transform KCB and chapter websites into something special.. Create relevant online content.. KCB and chapter websites, Twitter and Facebook pages can always use timely content.. Use those ... you know well.. You might offer to talk about your career, a hobby, or a special trip or experience.. Share your musical talent, or teach a craft or a skill.. Provide transportation to meetings.. It is often said that lack of transportation is the one thing that keeps blind people from getting involved in activities outside their homes.. KCB and all of its local chapters can use your help to provide rides for blind and visually impaired people who want to come to programs and activities, but who have no way to get there.. For more information and to explore volunteer opportunities, contact KCB by calling 502-895-4598, or.. with your questions and suggestions..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind - Get More Information Descriptive info: Get More Information.. KCB Newsletter.. The Kentucky Council of the Blind publishes a newsletter that brings you news of local, state and national activities.. The newsletter also contains information about other programs and resources for blind and visually impaired people.. The newsletter is available in large print, on cassette tape, on audio CD, and by e-mail.. Subscribe to the KCB newsletter by giving us a call at (502) 895-4598, or.. email us at kcb@iglou.. KCB Email Lists.. KCB has two e-mail lists designed to meet your information needs.. They both deliver information to your inbox about new products, programs and activities, job opportunities, legislation and advocacy issues, and medical news related to blindness and visual impairment.. The kentucky-news list allows information only, while the kentucky-acb discussion list also carries conversation, humor, comment and opinion posted by list participants.. Both lists are free and open to everyone.. KCB's Greater Louisville, Northern Kentucky, and Guide Dog Users chapters also sponsor email lists.. Click here for subscription instructions.. to Kentucky lists, or give us a call at (502) 895-4598 and we will sub you directly.. There are also national lists for blind families, blind Lions, entrepreneurs, teachers, and many more.. Click here to see ... brings information that is nationwide in scope on a broad range of topics.. The popular "Here and There" column contains resources; "High Tech Swap Shop" posts announcements about technology that blind people want to buy or sell.. Subscribe to the free email Braille Forum.. here, or.. become a member of KCB.. and receive the Forum in braille, large print, cassette, or computer CD.. The American Council of the Blind brings you five channels of Internet broadcasting on.. Mainstream - The flagship channel of ACB Radio, Mainstream boasts a 24/7 lineup of quality programs on topics from sports to technology to cooking; there's even children's programming.. Catch Sound Prints from KCB on Mainstream beginning Sundays at 10:00 PM and repeating every other hour through Mondays at 8:00 PM.. ACB Caf`e - Round-the-clock music featuring songwriters and performers who are blind or visually impaired.. Treasure Trove - Old-time radio at its best; all day, every day.. ACB Interactive - Blind deejays from around the country host shows featuring their favorite music.. ACB World - Special program streams from conferences and special events sponsored by ACB, its affiliates and more.. Contact Us.. Have more questions? Give us a call at (502) 895-4598, or.. at kcb@iglou..
Title: Kentucky Council of the Blind Awards Descriptive info: The Kentucky Council of the Blind presents three major awards at its annual state convention.. William A.. Routh Award.. The William A.. Routh Award is named for KCB's founder and first president.. Hailing from Middlesboro, Will Routh was an Alumnus of the Kentucky School for the Blind, and he was known for his flowery speech and writing.. He referred to himself as the "Old Appalachian Highlander", and he was a true champion of blind people.. The worthy recipient of this award has given outstanding long-term service to the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Read about recipients of the Routh Award here.. James Carl Dotson Award.. The award named for James Carl Dotson was established in recognition of his many years of service to the blind and his generous suppoot of the Kentucky Council of the Blind.. Carl was never President of KCB, but he worked tirelessly for the Council.. He was a ... and visually impaired Kentuckians.. Read about recipients of the Dotson Award here.. Lewis and Anna Rose Cain Award.. The Lewis and Anna Rose Cain Award was originally named for Rose, KCB's third president.. Rose was a KSB graduate, and she served underprivileged children and adults in her professional career.. Her outspoken advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income blind and sighted individuals touched the lives of many Kentuckians.. Following Lewis's death in 2012, his name was added to the award.. Lewis was also active in the KSB Alumni, was a charter member of KCB, and worked tirelessly for increased employment and opportunities for blind people - especially those working at the Kentucky Industries for the Blind.. The Cain Award is presented to an individual or organization that has repeatedly "gone the extra mile" to advocate for the rights of blind and visually impaired people throughout Kentucky.. Read about recipients of the Cain Award here..