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Logo of the New Jersey Council of the Blind: Green image of the the map of the state of New Jersey, with a white cane with a red tip diagonally superimposed over the image of the state.

United for Progress since 1943

The New Jersey Council of the Blind invites you to join us and help to work for the betterment of all blind and visually impaired people. Bring us your concerns and ideas. Together we may find solutions and promote the welfare of all blind people. Often, improvements aren't made without the support of individuals uniting for change. Join us, be taken seriously and we will move forward together! Read on to learn about our activities, publications and assistance.

Local Meetings

Be our guest at one of our local chapter meetings. You will find a list of local chapters at the end of this brochure. At chapter meetings, you will hear from interesting speakers, make new friends and, once you become a member, participate in Council business at the grass roots level.


As a member, you will receive The Chronicle, a quarterly newsletter full of articles and interviews of interest to you. The newsletter is also used to communicate information about the New Jersey Council of the Blind and its chapters' activities. In addition, you will receive The Braille Forum, a monthly publication of our national organization, the American Council of the Blind. The Braille Forum contains a great deal of information for blind and visually impaired readers, as well as updates on ACB business and national legislation which other! You will also have the opportunity to network with other blind individuals and relax among new acquaintances. Members also participate in the election of officers and in the determination of Council policy.


NJCB and our parent organization, the American Council of the Blind, award numerous scholarships to blind and visually impaired students both locally and nationwide. Call NJCB at 848-999-2079 or ACB at 202-467-5081 or 800-424-8666 for an application.

Special Interest Chapters

If you wish to start a special interest group, for example, blind college and trade school students, blind vendors, guide dog users, visually impaired individuals, parents of visually impaired children, blind seniors or blind computer users, we are committed to working with you.


Mercer County Association of the Blind
Wanda Williford

New Jersey Blind Citizens Association (Camp Happiness)