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ACBT 2022 Conference/Convention

The American Council of the Blind of Texas will hold its 2022 conference/convention in Austin Texas from Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28 2022. The conference/convention will be held at the Austin Southpark Hotel 4140 Governor’s Row Austin TX 78744 512-448-2222

We look forward to seeing you in Austin. Please check this page for further information.

Yum-Raiser 2021

Shopping for that yummy holiday gift for the chocolate and sweet treat lover in your life? See’s Candy’s has just the right box of sweet treats for all occasions! The Assorted Chocolates, the See’s Awesome Walnut Square Bars, the Toffee-ettes, and the Peanut Brittle are some candy lover favorites. Shop the ACBT online store for these YUMMY Candies as well as other delicious treats and help raise money for our great organization at the same time!
Not sure what your special person has a taste for? Gift cards are also available for purchase.
Treat yourself to the yummiest candy on earth AND help raise funds for ACBT!
Shop the ACBT Online Store.
To place an order by phone call 877-599-7337
Give the name “Kevin Ratliff” if you have trouble placing a phone order.


The ACBT  Board of Directors has determined that elections will be held at this year’s virtual Conference/Convention.  That being the case, it is now time to get those nominations in.  Details to follow. the nominating process  can be found either  in the latest issue of the Texas Star or can be downloaded using the link below this paragraph. The deadline for receiving nominations is May 31, 2021. 

Our Mission

The mission of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) is to strive to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.” ACBT subscribes to this mission statement and works to be an advocacy organization and positive, proactive support system to Texans who are blind or visually impaired.

Our Vision

ACBT envisions a state where all Texans who are blind or visually impaired will have equal access to all of the resources that will allow them to lead productive and independent lives.

Our History

The American Council of the Blind of Texas, Inc. (ACBT) became an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) in 1977 and an eager group of charter members met in Waco, Texas in 1978 to officially place the organization’s governing ordinances into motion.

Our Membership

Although the majority of members are blind or visually impaired, sighted persons who share the common goals and interests of our organization are also welcome to join. ACBT currently has seven chapters and three special interest affiliates. We also have at large members residing throughout the state of Texas.

Our Slogan

ACBT … Advancing the Cause of Blind Texans.

Additional Information

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