MISSION

The Dallas Area Council of the blind strives to better the lives of blind and visually impaired people in the Dallas metropolitan area through advocacy, education, cooperation and friendship. In pursuit of this mission, we:

  • Provide a platform for the views of the blind and visually impaired of our community
  • Seek to increase social, cultural, and economic opportunities.
  •  Cooperate with existing educational and rehabilitation agencies to improve the level of services provided.
  • Encourage blind and visually impaired people to develop their ability and potential and assume their responsible place in the community, with an emphasis on those for whom the condition is a new reality.
  • Provide for the exchange of information, ideas, methods and resources relevant to the needs of the visually impaired.

HISTORY

DACB was organized in 1990 under the American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) an affiliate of the national organization. DACB advocates for the interests of blind and visually impaired Texans in the Dallas area.

MEMBERSHIP

Though the majority of our members are blind or visually impaired membership is open to sighted persons who share in  ACB’s mission and goals.  Annual dues are $10.  Contact Ana Russo to request an application. All members receive THE BRAILLE FORUM; a national publication of ACB news and activities available in Braille, large print, CD, or via email and THE TEXAS STAR, a publication of statewide news and activities that is available in large print, CD, or via email.

MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at various locations from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Many arrive early to enjoy lunch and visiting before the meeting begins.