American Council of the Blind of Texas

Learn about our parent organizations and find links to more resources.

American Council of the Blind

Learn about nationwide efforts by and for the blind.  Check out ACB Radio, several podcasts, and other helpful resources.

Texas Workforce Commission

State agency assisting students and adults with disabilities wishing to gain or regain employment.

Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind(OIB)

This program helps people 55 and older with visual impairments live independently in their home and in the community.

Envision Dallas

Organization providing employment opportunities, training, and other services to blind and visually impaired people in the community. There is also a store, and a demo apartment filled with both high and low tech solutions to the challenges we face in daily life.

American Foundation for the Blind

This organization provides a vast array of information, services, and products for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Computers for the Blind

Provides accessible computers at a very low cost to qualified persons.

Deaf Action Center Texas – The Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)

A voucher program that provides financial assistance for assistive technology to Texas residents with communication barriers that interfere with access to the telephone. STAP covers the full cost of most assistive phones and devices. This program is a hard of hearing, as well as those who have loss of vision, mobility, speech, and cognitive function.

The Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL)

“WE CARE ABOUT SENIORS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED VISION LOSS Whether it happened a long time ago or is happening right now, we, the Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss, (AAVL) are here to help with information, guidance, advocacy and peer support. As seniors with vision loss, we have been there and we understand the fear, the frustration, the feeling of isolation and the sense of helplessness. But we want you to know that there is life after loss of sight. Come and join the Alliance. Together we are strong! We encourage older persons who have lost their vision or are experiencing vision loss, to realize their potential and assume their role as valued and participating members within their community.”

Region 10 Partners Resource Network

Region 10: Partners Resource Network is the Parent Training and Information Center for your area, funded through the Department of Education Office of Special Education.

 Helping parents:

  • Better understand their child’s disability
  • Understand state and federal education laws
  • Learn about options, programs, services, and resources
  • Participate fully as a team member with professionals in planning services for their children
  • Communicate more effectively with professionals
  • Provide follow-up support for educational programs

They provide free workshops, training, information, and referrals to parents and professionals who work with children with disabilities ages birth through 26.

Blind Professionals Network

“The mission of Blind Professionals Network (BPN) is to unite Blind and Visually Impaired individuals to empower one another by sharing professional knowledge and experiences, along with providing training and resources, to help maintain success in any professional industry. Together we can overcome workplace barriers, reach career goals, and achieve entrepreneurial success!”