Benefits and Programs
Through our parent organization, the ACB, we offer the following benefits, programs, and activities:
Information and Referral: All of our ACB staff provides information on a wide range of blindness-related questions. Our toll-free number to call is 1-800-424-8666 FREE (between 2 and 5 p.m. Eastern time). The direct number is 1-202-467-5081. For online information, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment: Every two weeks, our parent organization, ACB, posts a job bank on its web site at acb.org with nationwide employment opportunities of particular interest to blind and visually impaired people. Information about job announcements is also available from the Washington Connection, 1-800-424-8666 FREE during evenings and weekends.
Grants: The SCKCB provides a very generous grant program. Our grants are available to any legally blind person living in one of the ten counties comprising the Barron River Area Development District (BRADD) in Kentucky. You can read all of the details concerning our grant program by going to our SCKCB Grant Page here on our website.
Our South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind offers scholarships to legally blind students that reside in one of the ten counties comprising the Barron River Development District (BRADD). For more information about our SCKCB Scholarship Program, go to our Scholarship Page. In addition, our parent organization, the ACB, provides more than twenty-five other scholarships annually to outstanding legally blind post-secondary students who are enrolled in academic, professional or technical training programs. Hundreds of legally blind students who have benefited from these scholarships over the years have gone on to careers in computer science, law, teaching, music and many other fields and become major contributors to their communities.
Our parent organization offers internships at our national office in Arlington, Virginia, to provide college students with valuable knowledge of ACB’s legislative and governmental activities, and an awareness of the variety of issues that a large national organization like ours of people who are blind and visually impaired deals with on a daily basis.
Publications: “The Braille Forum,” our national magazine, is published in several formats including large print, braille, cassette, by email, and computer disk, or can be downloaded from the ACB web site or via email upon request. “The Braille Forum” features articles on employment, legislation, disability and civil rights issues, advocacy, sports/leisure activities, and new products and services of particular interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. This publication is free to all of our members.
Information Hotline: “The Washington Connection” provides up-to-date legislative news and information on issues, which are important to blind and visually impaired people. Call on evenings and weekends at 1 -800-424-8666 FREE, or visit the Washington Connection link on the ACB web site.