Carla Ruschival, President
148 Vernon Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
H: (502) 897-1472
Who We Are
Blindness and low vision are a part of almost every family. That's why we formed ACB Families.
ACB Families is for anyone whose family includes someone who is blind or who is experiencing low vision. If you are blind or visually impaired, or if you are related to or living with a person who is blind or visually impaired, ACB Families is for you.
What We Do
ACB Families provides information, peer support and friendship for anyone whose family includes blindness or low vision.
No matter who you are, no matter where you live, you can participate in ACB Families. ACB Families holds two conference calls each month. Our families support call is the first Sunday of the month. Share questions and tips; discuss interesting topics; or enjoy an informative speaker. Participate in organization business on the third Sunday of the month; a program is also sometimes included. Examples of past conference call topics are family finances and investments, accessible gift ideas, fun and educational apps and Alexa skills, special education and school issues, and strategies for making the ACB convention affordable and enjoyable for the whole family.
Calls are at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (6:00 PM Pacific). The dial-in number for all calls is 712-432-3900 and the call code is 796096.
We conduct family-friendly activities at each year's ACB Conference and Convention. ACB Families sponsors a breakfast at the ACB national convention; in 2018 we shared Alexa skills and tricks for getting the most from our Amazon Echo devices, and in 2019 we discussed the importance of preserving family stories. Our Families Bingo is always a popular event at the national convention.
We share information about our upcoming calls through our email list. Join the list by sending a blank message to email@example.com.
Everyone is welcome to join ACB Families. Dues are just $8.00 a year. Join by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your first and last name
- Your contact information (mailing address, phone, and e-mail)
- Whether you are blind, visually impaired or sighted
- Your preferred format for the ACB Braille Forum (braille, large print or email)
Pay dues by phone with your credit card by calling (502) 897-1472, or make check payable to ACB Families and mail to 148 Vernon Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.
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Last updated November 21, 2019