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Washington Council of the Blind (WCB)

Whether you are visually impaired, legally blind, or totally blind... “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -- Helen Keller

August 2014 News

Join us for the Council board meeting, Aug. 16, at WTBBL

Sit in on the WCB board reports and discussions, Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We meet at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, 2021 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.

Author J.A. Jance and Rep. Cyrus Habib headliners this fall

This WCB Convention promises to be one you do not want to miss. Convention dates are Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. College scholarships will be awarded. Banquet speaker is ACB President Kim Charlson, the first woman to be elected president of a blind consumer organization.

Become a WCB Convention Partner

By becoming a Convention Partner you will not only assist us in providing the best possible programming for our attendees, but you will be recognized as someone who cares about the needs of blind people in our state and as a supporter of the Washington Council of the Blind. You or your organization will be acknowledged in our program, on our website, and depending on your selection, you may also be acknowledged in other convention publications or on ACB Radio.

To learn more, download the Convention Partnership letter

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Scholarship Program

The WCB is pleased to announce that the 2014 scholarship application period is now open. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. August 15, 2014. To learn more about this great opportunity, please select the following link: 2014 WCB Scholarship Program

Sluggers new home at Rainier Beach High

Dino Sanchez at the plate

The Sluggers scrimmaged at their new location Saturday, July 26. Dino's team trumped Telea's team 6 to 3. The infield offers soft AstroTurf and the dugouts are shaded. Several Metro buses stop just outside the school entrance. Rainier Beach High School is located at 8815 S. Seward Park Ave. and is easy walking distance from the Rainier Beach Lite Rail Station: a straight shot down Henderson.

Volunteers are needed: Sighted guides, base attendants, field attendants, base operator, stat keeper, drivers, sports photographers are needed. You can also help by sharing this information with friends and family. If interested in taking a turn at bat or trying out for the team, contact Kevin Daniel.

Check out Jim Dever's turn at bat on KING 5's Evening Magazine
See KIRO 7 coverage of the game against the Seattle Police Dept.

Walgreens now providing talking prescription labels

You can request this option at all of Walgreens' 8,000+ retail pharmacies in the United States and through mail order. The talking prescription labels are free of charge to pharmacy customers who are blind or visually impaired. The device also includes a timer. This initiative was achieved through structured negotiations with the American Council of the Blind and the California Council of the Blind.

Forum calls are a great way to connect with people across the state

Join the conversation about travel, cooking, reading, employment, and health. These forums are open to anyone with questions or information to share. Check WCB Upcoming Events for date and time.

Join WCB online today or find a chapter near you!

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