Welcome to the American Council of the Blind Ohio Greater Cincinnati Chapter

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About Our Organization

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A Brief History

ACBOGCC, founded in 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a 501(C)(3) membership organization incorporated in the state of Ohio. It is a chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Ohio (ACBOHIO) which has offices in Columbus, Ohio. ACBOHIO is 1 of 68 state and special interest affiliates of the national organization of The American Council of the Blind (ACB) which has offices in Alexandria, Virginia.

Additional historical information can be found via the “Our History” section above.

Mission and Purpose

As an integral part of the state and national organization of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), ACBOGCC is dedicated to improving the quality and equality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, particularly in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

In order to enhance the quality and equality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, ACBOGCC directs its skill and energy to equal access to information, education, employment, transportation, art and recreation, and all other facets of daily living that the sighted world takes for granted.

ACBOGCC engages in advocacy to inform federal, state, and local officials and legislators as well as the general public on issues of importance to people who are blind or visually impaired.

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President Mary Ann Donelan

Who Are Our Members?

On the national, state, and local levels, ACBOGCC is comprised of members who are blind, visually impaired, and sighted persons, with a broad diversity of occupations and professions, all zealously working together to advance the goals and objectives of ACB.

ACBOGCC Meetings

ACBOGCC business meetings are held at 6:00 P.M. on the third Tuesday of each month at 2335 Riverside Drive at the LeBlond Recreation Center. In addition,  Zoom is available for those not able to be physically present. All are cordially invited to visit us to learn more about our goals and objectives, and to get better acquainted with an outstanding group of people.

Award presentation to the LeBlond Recreation Center