Hello and welcome to the largest and oldest consumer advocacy organization of people who are blind and visually impaired in our state, the California Council of the Blind (CCB).
My name is Donna Pomerantz and I am the current
President of the Council. We were founded in 1934 and our chapters and
special interest affiliates are located throughout the state. We are a
501(c)3 charitable organization that is sustained solely by private
donations and membership dues. We do not receive any Government funding.
If you wish to donate to the Council, please call the vehicle donations processing center at 800-449-8342 to donate your vehicle or visit http://www.donatecarusa.com/charities/california-council-of-the-blind.
You may also contact our Executive Office located at 1303 J Street, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95814 or call 916-441-2100 or toll free at 800-221-6359 or by fax at 916-441-2188.
To learn more about how to donate to the Council, please visit http://www.ccbnet.org/support.htm.
In the CCB Family there's a place for everyone, whatever your interest may be, whether you are a high achiever or pretty mellow, whether you love the latest and greatest in technology or are fine with what you currently have and are a telephone person instead of email, whether you read Braille using a refreshable Braille display or won't leave home without your hard copy Braille and slate and stylus. Wherever you land on the spectrum, there's a place for you in the CCB Family. Come pay us a visit and see what we are up to.
We hold two Conference and Conventions each year. In the spring we are in the Northern part of the state and In the fall we are in the Southern part of the state. Our chapters also have regular monthly meetings in their respective locations as well.
Our non-profit consumer organization is comprised of blind, visually impaired, and sighted individuals who reflect the diversity of California. We strive to improve the security, independence and equality of persons who are blind and visually impaired by advocating for increased employment opportunities and for improvements in access to public transportation, education and technology, providing information and referral services, crisis intervention services, mentoring for newly blind individuals, scholarships for college students, and no-interest loans for persons seeking employment.
Through a quarterly magazine, The Blind Californian, members are kept up to date on matters of importance such as legislative actions, ease of accessibility, advice from persons in the blind community, and upcoming events of interest. To accommodate the diversity of Californian's blind and low vision population, The Blind Californian magazine is published in several formats- Braille, large print, and audio as well as digital formats on the CCB website- each of these formats offered come at a financial expense to CCB.Thank you for taking time out from your day to read this message. I hope you will pay us a visit and join our CCB Family!