The CCB Awards Committee solicits nominations and selects recipients of the general awards given by CCB. We induct people into the CCB Hall of Fame and present the Distinguished Service, Community Service, Humanitarian and Merit Awards, as well as the Legislator of the Year Award. We also procure the plaques for the other committees who present awards, the Publications Committee and the Membership Committee.
The Committee on Access and Transportation's mission is to:
The Committee on Employment Assistance (C.E.A.) oversees a Revolving Loan Fund to assist blind and/or visually impaired persons to purchase necessary assistive technology or other work-related equipment. The Fund is designed for persons needing such equipment:
For each annual conference and convention, the Committee shall be responsible for:
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall be available to any member who wishes to propose amendments. It shall be responsible for sending notices of pending amendments and changes adopted to voting members. It shall initiate changes that it believes will make the Council more democratic and effective.
The Credentials Committee reviews the credentials forms from all chapters and affiliates and verifies that the information is correct, complete and submitted by the deadline. This criteria is necessary in order for chapters and state affiliates to be considered in good standing with the Council.
The Credentials Committee Chair reports the status of chapters and affiliates to the CCB Conference and Convention body and presides over the Nominating Committee session.
The domestic violence and hate crimes committee of the Ca. Council of the Blind provides resources, education and support pertaining to all aspects of domestic violence and hate crimes to all Californians who are blind and vision impaired.
Our goals are to:
The education committee reviews a broad range of educational programs for visually impaired and blind students.
The committee discusses and advocates for the ease of accessibility in educational programs. We look at techniques and tools used for teaching and learning, and we try to keep abreast of current trends in the field of education.
The Finance and Budget Committee is one of 7 standing committees set up by the CCB Bylaws. The committee arranges for an annual audit and conducts an annual review of the Council's Books. We also present a summary of the Council's financial position and provide an annual budget to the Board of Directors for adoption.
The Governmental Affairs Committee examines legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the California Council of the Blind. The committee, subject to resolutions adopted by the membership or any action taken by the board of directors, determines positions that the organization will take on state legislative proposals. The committee also disseminates information to the chapters about positions that the organization will be taking and issues on which we require members to advocate.
The Hearing and Visually Impaired Committee exists to represent the needs of people with both vision and hearing impairments to the general membership of CCB and to work out methods of improving the accessibility of CCB and its activities to such people. Lately we have been trying to arrange more and better audio equipment for our conventions for assistive listening.
The mission of the CCB Membership Committee is to encourage and assist CCB chapters and affiliates in increasing and maintaining membership by planning programs and projects, as well as visiting affiliates with specific membership issues. The educational seminars, membership discussion list, and helpful materials developed by the Membership Committee guide chapters and affiliates in their own membership development initiatives, which can include starting a new chapter or affiliate.
The CCB First-timers Committee mission is to acquaint new and prospective members with the mission of CCB, its governance, its history, and its general practices and activities. The committee endeavors to make all people with low vision and blindness become aware of the wonderful opportunities and advocacy available in CCB and our parent organization ACB.
The Nominating Committee consists of one member from each chapter and statewide affiliate in good standing. Each member is responsible for nominating candidates for positions on the Board of Directors as well as representing their chapter and/or affiliate during voting at the CCB Conference and Convention.
The Personnel Committee is responsible for advising the President and Board of Directors on personnel matters.
The Committee prepares job descriptions, produces and maintains the employee handbook, and performs any other personnel related duties requested by the President.
The Publications Committee is responsible for Council publications distributed in Braille, recorded or print format both within and outside the organization, including: The Blind Californian, the Council's quarterly magazine, as well as brochures, pamphlets, speeches, articles, position papers, and any special publications.
The Resolutions Committee is responsible for the process by which resolutions come to the floor of the annual CCB Conference and Convention. Resolutions may be drafted by the committee or the committee may assist CCB members draft resolutions for presentation to the committee. The committee holds hearings at which resolutions presented to it are modified both substantively, if agreed to by the author, and by making technical language and grammar changes. The committee makes recommendations to the membership concerning passage or other action to be taken on resolutions.
"The goal of the Resource Development committee of the California Council of the Blind is to devise and engage in purposeful activities that will both raise funds to enable the C C B to continue it's worthy goals of serving and empowering Californians who are blind or visually impaired, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential as citizens of the communities in which the live, as well as to make the California Council of the Blind and the available services known to the public."
The Seniors with Vision Loss Committee was founded in1995 in order to promote outreach to the elderly blind and visually impaired.
Currently the committee provides information and resources to seniors. Programs are presented at each CCB state Conference and Convention. Also, a number of publications are available on the CCB website under the Resource section.
The Technical Operations Group (TOG) is responsible for the overall maintenance of the CCB website, mailing lists, email accounts; and providing technical advice and suggestions to the CCB office as requested.
The purpose of the technology committee is to plan and organize informational technology sessions and workshops.
The technology sessions address various aspects of assistive technology needs and concerns for individuals with various degrees of visual impairment. The overall objective is to Educate, inform and work with developers and manufacturers to introduce the latest technology to the blind community.
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