Helping to Foster Voices, Choices, and Communities

The American Council of the Blind of Indiana (ACBI) believes in helping to Foster Voices, Choices, and Communities. We strive for the betterment of the blind community in Indiana by increasing the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and enhancing lives of people of all ages and backgrounds with vision loss.


ACB Indiana chapters allow you to meet others just like you. Share experiences, learn about the latest technologies, tips for independent living, travel, education, employment, food and other interests. Learn and build your confidence by connecting with others who are blind or experiencing sight loss.

Who knows, you may even make a new friend or two.

SouthCentral Association of Visually Impaired Chapter

The SCAVI Chapter meets the first Monday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Bedford Free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Heartland Chapter

The Heartland Chapter meets every other month in Bloomington on the third Monday at 6PM at the Monroe County Public Library.

Hoosier All-State Chapter

The Hoosier All-State Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month via Zoom.

Indiana Resources

Below are resources to assist Indiana blind and low vision persons with living independently, reading books and magazines, senior services for those 55 and older and job training and placement.

Latest News

Federal judge rules in favor of Indiana disabled advocates for absentee voting

September 28, 2022

A federal judge has made a decision in a nearly three-year-old fight. Disability rights advocates filed suit seeking more equitable voting access for people with print disabilities. Advocates say the judge’s decision will allow voters who have disabilities to secretly and independently cast their ballot. Disability advocates say we really saw those disparities close-up during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as it relates to people who…

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Federal Judge Strikes down Indiana’s Mandatory Absentee Voter Traveling Board

March 10, 2022

Indianapolis, IN—The Honorable Jane Magnus-Stinson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana struck down Indiana’s rule that absentee voters who could not independently mark their own ballot may vote absentee by mail only by appointment with a “traveling board” of elections officials in the May 2022 election. The traveling board rule was the most restrictive in the country for voters…

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ACB of Indiana Reaches 50-Year Milestone

September 3, 2021

By Deanna Austin (information obtained from Don Koors) In July of 1961 the American Council of the Blind National Organization was formed. In the fall of 1971, it became apparent that Indiana needed to establish a state affiliate. Thanks to the Indianapolis Star Fund for the Blind, a mailing was sent to 8,000 legally blind Hoosiers inviting them to attend an in-person meeting at the…

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Listen to ACB Media on Computer, iPhone or Alexa

June 29, 2021

Below are steps to listen to the new ten ACB Media ststations on your Amazon Echo device, formerly ACB Radio. Or visit ACB Media page: Listen to ACB Media stations with your computer or smart phone If you are having issues launching the new ACB Media skill on your Alexa device, follow these steps: Approach each of your Alexa devices and issue this command: "Alexa,…

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Contact The American Council of the Blind of Indiana

If you have questions or would like to receive further information about the American Council of the Blind of Indiana and its mission., then please feel free to contact us.