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Advocacy: American Council of the Blind

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      The American Council of the Blind was founded in 1961 in Kansas City. The ACB was formed by former members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). These members were not in agreement with the policies and actions of the NFB, and decided to form their own organization. For a brief history on this split from the ACB's perspective, please visit

      The ACB has affiliates in various states throughout the nation.  Please follow this link to learn more about the Iowa affiliate, the Iowa Council of the United Blind.

      For more information on the American Council of the Blind, please visit their website at

      Iowans Talk About ACB

      Ed Sheppard

      For full narrations, transcripts, or additional oral histories in which blind Iowans talk about advocacy, visit the Oral History page.