JCB Logo of a happy person jumping and throwing their cane

JACKSONVILLE COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Helping People to Help Themselves

Join with us to help each other build the self-confidence and self-reliance that is needed to take our proper place in today's world.

Let's establish a coalition of people and organizations, which include the blindness community. We invite you to join our "family" where there are others to share experiences and problems. We offer a sharing, caring atmosphere where we can all grow and offer whatever help we can give to others. We will keep you informed about news in the blindness world through our free publications, personal contact, workshops, speakers, seminars, and other means of communication.

When we need to raise our voices to support causes, it will be a united strong voice. Our state affiliate, the Florida Council of the Blind (FCB), has representation in Washington and Tallahassee, working to defend and advocate for our rights and privileges.

Monthly meetings, which are optional, provide fellowship, social activities, information and mutual support.

Share in these benefits, and/or add your voice to ours, to help to make our voice stronger, by joining today. Send your check payable to "JCB" for $15.00 to:

JCB
P.O. Box 18274
Jacksonville, FL 32229

Joining the Jacksonville Council of the Blind automatically enrolls you in FCB (chartered in 1953), and the American Council of the Blind (ACB), organizations that fight for Members' rights with Dignity and Sincerity.

PHILOSOPHY

JCB is committed to promoting Independence, Dignity and a Better Quality of Life for the blind, visually impaired and all individuals everywhere.

Members are informed through the Florida Council of the Blind's Newsletter, The White Cane Bulletin, in Large Print, Audio Tapes, and/or Braille, and through our National Publication, The Braille Forum.

MEETINGS

Our meeting date and time is the third Monday of each month, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, at:
Regency Square Branch Library
9900 Regency Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

We are proud to have available a Community Directory of Resources that can assist those with vision impairments. This was compiled by our CRF (Community Rehabilitation Facility), which is the ILAB (Independet Living for the Adult Blind). This directory not only has local, but state and national resources.

The directory is very extensive, so it is downloadable as a Microsoft Word document. To download it, click or press Enter on the following link:

Download Jacksonville Community Resource Directory

JCB is proud to be holding its Jacksonville Annual White Cane Dinner and Dance. It is scheduled for April 28, 2012. For more information, please click on the link below and save to your computer or device. This is a Word document.

Information and Application for JCB Annual White Cane Dinner-Dance 2012

Meet our Committee Representitives
Meet our Officers
FCB Home Page