Welcome to the Mountain State Council of the Blind website. 

We are West Virginia’s state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. 

Our mission is to advocate for the improvement of the social, economic, and cultural status of the blind and visually impaired of West Virginia. 

We have scholarship programs, assistive technology programs, and support the activities of the local chapters.  Please support us in those endeavors.  Supporting us can be as simple as staying in touch.  Join our email list by clicking here.

For more details, go to our “Contact Us" page.

ACB Commends West Virginia for Making Absentee Voting Accessible for People with Disabilities

Alexandria, VA — On Monday, February 3, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law Senate Bill 94, a bill to ensure that all voters in West Virginia are guaranteed access to the ballot box, at polling locations and when voting absentee. On behalf of our nationwide membership, and in conjunction with the Mountain State Council of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind commends West Virginia for working with us to ensure equal access to absentee voting for people with disabilities.

Link to press release: https://acb.org/ACB-commends-WV-accessible-absentee-voting

Upcoming Events

WVABLE – A Program of the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office

The rules have changed…WVABLE is a new savings and investment account program made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (ABLE) that allows qualifying individuals with disabilities the ability to save and invest up to $15,000 per year, and up to $27,140 if employed, without losing government benefits such as Medicaid or SSI.  Earnings grow tax free and can be spent at any time for qualified disability expenses.

MSCB will be hosting a conference call for all members, family members and friends on Tuesday, February 18.

Roxanne Clay will present the following topics to us.

  1. Understand the requirements for eligibility and help educate these individuals about the WVABLE savings program.
  2. Understand the program benefits, enrollment process, methods of funding and making withdrawals from the account(s), and what defines a "qualified disability expense". 
  3. Understand the recent legislative enhancements and how they benefit the WV resident that either owns or contributes to a WVABLE savings account.

 The details for joining the presentation are below.
Mountain state council is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: MSCB Membership call
Time: Feb 18, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 799 337 8005

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