Helping to Foster Voices, Choices, and Communities

The American Council of the Blind of Indiana (ACBI) believes in helping to Foster Voices, Choices, and Communities. We strive for the betterment of the blind community in Indiana by increasing the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and enhancing lives of people of all ages and backgrounds with vision loss.

Help Support ACB Indiana


ACB Indiana chapters allow you to meet others just like you. Share experiences, learn about the latest technologies, tips for independent living, travel, education, employment, food and other interests. Learn and build your confidence by connecting with others who are blind or experiencing sight loss.

SouthCentral Association of Visually Impaired Chapter

The SCAVI Chapter meets the first Monday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Bedford Free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Heartland Chapter

The Heartland Chapter meets every other month in Bloomington on the third Monday at 6PM at the Monroe County Public Library.

Hoosier All-State Chapter

The Hoosier All-State Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month via Zoom.

Circle city Chapter

The Circle City Chapter of Indianapolis has their meetings on the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 AM.

Indiana Resources

Below are resources to assist Indiana blind and low vision persons with living independently, reading books and magazines, senior services for those 55 and older and job training and placement.

Latest News

Focus On ACBI – January-March 2023

March 9, 2023

Focus On ACBI A Publication of the American Council of the Blind of Indiana January-March 2023 President: Rita Kersh (812) 278-3038 Subscribe to the ACBI listserv ( by going to and click on the ACB-Indiana link. ACBI Website: Focus is published four times a year: March, June, September, and December.  It is available via e-Mail, in large print, on cassette and PC…

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Accessible Absentee Voting Options for Indiana Blind and Low Vision Voters

February 1, 2023

Indiana has agreed to allow blind and low vision voters to cast their absentee ballots privately and independently. Voters will be able to access and mark their ballots digitally with their own assistive technology thanks to this tool. Once the ballot has been marked, voters will be able to submit it via email. The tool will be available to voters in time for the May…

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Federal judge rules in favor of Indiana disabled advocates for absentee voting

September 28, 2022

A federal judge has made a decision in a nearly three-year-old fight. Disability rights advocates filed suit seeking more equitable voting access for people with print disabilities. Advocates say the judge’s decision will allow voters who have disabilities to secretly and independently cast their ballot. Disability advocates say we really saw those disparities close-up during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as it relates to people who…

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Federal Judge Strikes down Indiana’s Mandatory Absentee Voter Traveling Board

March 10, 2022

Indianapolis, IN—The Honorable Jane Magnus-Stinson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana struck down Indiana’s rule that absentee voters who could not independently mark their own ballot may vote absentee by mail only by appointment with a “traveling board” of elections officials in the May 2022 election. The traveling board rule was the most restrictive in the country for voters…

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Contact The American Council of the Blind of Indiana

If you have questions or would like to receive further information about the American Council of the Blind of Indiana and its mission., then please feel free to contact us.