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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. Registration for the ACBT 2022 conference/convention is open until 7:00 PM on August 15. Access the Conference/Convention Registration page to register

American Council of the Blind of Texas 2022 Auctions

The American Council of the Blind of Texas will hold two auctions this year. The Virtual auction will be held on Sunday, August 21 at 6:00 PM on the Zoom Meeting platform. If you will attend the ACBT 2022 conference/convention, you don’t need to register for the auction. If you want to attend the auction but will not attend the conference, please go to the Auction Only Registration page. To view a list of the auction items, please go to the Auction Lists page.

If you miss participating in our Virtual Auction on Sunday, August 21st, you have one more chance. A Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, August 27th during the banquet (6:30-8:30 pm) at the Austin Southpark Hotel. We will have a few choice items on display starting at 6:30 pm such as gift cards, technology & personal items to win to take home!  It will be easy, just walk over to the table, check out the items and give & record your bid to the representative. Announcements will be made during the banquet when the auction will close for final bids and the winners will be announced. Please don’t forget your wallet or purse on Saturday night! Portion of these proceeds will help fund our Scholarships.

American Council of the Blind of Texas 2022-2023 Scholarship Program

The American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) 2022-2023 scholarship application period opens on February 15 2022 and closes on June 15 2022. Please visit the ACBT Scholarship page for information about the American Council of the Blind (ACB Scholarships, ACBT scholarships and local chapter and affiliate scholarships. scholarship and other

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

Subscribe to the ACBT group email list to remain informed of our endeavors, special activities and timely announcements by sending a blank message to: acbt+subscribe@groups.io

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