The purpose of this committee is to advance the use of technology to improve the quality of life for persons who are blind and visually impaired. The use of technology here refers to computers, adaptive devices and the internet.

The committee members will stay aware of current technology, proposed legislation and the enforcement of adopted legislation. This committee's mission will be to inform other FCB committees and chapters about current technology and legislation; promote the enforcement of existing legislation; develop a listing of hardware and software that is compatible with adaptive technology; provide a repository for FCB members to read about current computer technology and legislation; provide a forum for FCB members to provide input pertaining to all issues relating to adaptive technology.


Technology is key to interacting with the sighted world. Information access and being able to communicate are other keys to better education, better employment and being a better informed citizen. Information access and communication are affected by technology and how society uses the technology.

This committee will work toward putting technology to work for persons who are blind and visually-impaired. Technology is changing at an unbelievable rate. The challenge is to understand how to use the technology and to make society aware of the needs of persons who are blind and visually-impaired, and how fulfillment of these needs will improve society as a whole.


To monitor the FCB list serve, and make recommendations to the Executive Committee to take action for any inappropriate behavior by list members.

Any committee within FCB, with a technology issue, should contact the committee for technological evaluation with their issue, prior to making any formal decisions.