2021 Convention Information!

The American Council of the Blind of Western New York (ACBWNY) cordially invites you to attend the 2021 Convention of the American Council of the Blind of New York (ACBNY), which will be held from Friday, October 15 through Sunday October 17, at the Buffalo Airport Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Airport), 4600 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225; 716-634-6969.

Click here for the Convention Letter and Registration

Click here for Convention Sponsorships and Exhibitor Information

2021 Scholarship Application Is Open!

The American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc. (ACBNY) is proud to
award a one thousand dollar ($1000) scholarship and a five hundred dollar ($500) scholarship to qualified, deserving students.

Click here for more information and to apply!


The Legislative Agenda for ACBNY has been set for 2021. Please click here to hear all the details on the issues we will be working toward.

ACBNY Convention Podcasts

You can now listen to the recordings from our recent convention! Click below to listen to a session online.

Friday, 10/16/2020 Town Hall
Annual Business Meeting Vendor Messages
Friday, 10/16/2020 Friday 5pm to 7:30pm
Saturday Session 1: GDUES: Annie Chiappetta, Marlene Crimmen  NY Federation of Search and Rescue Teams
Saturday Session 2: NY-CCLVI: Bob Cronin,  president and panel
Saturday Session 3: RSVNY: Alex Meister,  Louise Werner
Saturday Session 4: Affiliates in Action AAVL, Next Gen and ACB Students
Saturday Session Five:  ACBnY Scholarship presentation Scholarship recipient award Ian Foley, Scholarship chair
ACBNY Through the Decades panel  and close of convention

Lawsuit Challenges Inaccessibility of New York State’s Emergency Mass Notification System on Behalf of Blind Individuals

October 14, 2020 – White Plains, NY – Today, Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of blind New Yorkers and the American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc. against New York state entities, challenging the inaccessibility of “NY-Alert,” a Mass Notification System intended to warn New Yorkers and visitors of emergencies and other critical information in a timely manner to help save lives. Read the full article here!


New York, NY – In a decision that will remake the streetscape of New York City and improve safety and accessibility for all New Yorkers, a federal court ruled today that New York City’s failure  to provide accessible pedestrian signals (APS) at 96.6 % of its signalized intersections violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. APS are push-button devices attached to crosswalks that convey visual crossing information in audible and vibro-tactile formats accessible to blind, low vision, and Deafblind pedestrians. Read the full release here!

ACBNY Radio Ad!

Check out our latest radio add below, which is featured on the American Council of the Blind website!

ACBNY Sweatshirts Now Available!

ACBNY is excited to offer hoody sweatshirts, available in Black, Navy and Red in sizes ranging from medium through 4X. They say “I Love ACB” on them and Love is in the shape of a heart. Click here to order!

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