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Bluegrass Council of the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Bluegrass Council of the Blind
1090 S. Broadway Suite 1230
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 259-1834 (Local)
info@bcbky.org
http://www.bcbky.org

Brief Description

The mission of Bluegrass Council of the Blind is to provide resources and services to all people affected by a loss of sight, improving lives for all by empowering persons with a loss of vision to continue living independently as productive contributing members of their community and to educate the public on the rights, abilities and needs of the blind and visually impaired. Services are available to anyone directly or indirectly impacted by a loss of sight.

Hours of operation: 9AM to 3PM Monday - Friday (Plus additional hours as needed)
Clients served on average per year: 300 - 400
Number of staff: 1 full time and 2 part time staff members
Geographic area served: BCB serves Central and Eastern Kentucky, focusing on Fayette and surrounding counties. Due to limited services available specifically for b/vi adults, we do our best to offer services and resources to other counties of the Bluegrass as we have them available. Priority counties include Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford.
Publications: eyeKNOW News - offered bi-monthly in format of choice (large print, email, or cassette)

Staff

Susan Ament, Peer Support Program Coordinator, susana@bcbky.org
Chelsey Keesy, Director of Programs, chelsey@bcbky.org
Theresa Thomas, Executive Director, theresa@bcbky.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Assistive Technology and Training
      • One-on-one training
      • Assessment and demonstration of devices
      • Lending Library
  • Support Groups
    • Peer Support Program
    • Information, Referral, and Intake
    • Outreach and Advocacy
    • Monthly Group Meetings and Community Outings
    • Mentoring
    • Membership

Ongoing Events/Programs

DATA Training

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