All members receive the Braille Forum, the national publication of the American Council of the Blind. It is published ten times a year and is available in Braille, large print, on Half-Speed Four Track Cassette Tape, on Computer Data CD, and by E-mail.

ACBT publishes the Texas Star, a quarterly newsletter, in large print and audio CD and via e-mail, on the ACBT listserv or download it below. To subscribe to the listserv, send an empty email to

Downloading the Texas Star

You may download the Texas Star. When downloading files, remember:

  • Please note that if you choose to Open (rather than Save) a download, it will be Read Only and you will have to Save As and follow the rules of saving on your machine.
  • RTF files will open in Microsoft Word, Wordpad and other word processors.
  • Additional information will be posted when available.

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ACBT cooperates with the news media in presenting information of interest to visually impaired persons.

Reference Library

The American Council of the Blind of Texas has established an online resource library, which will be updated as information is developed.  Go to the Library Resource page.