Organized in 1956, Missouri Council of the Blind (MCB) is the largest blind consumer organization in the state of Missouri. MCB and its affiliates are active members of the American Council of the Blind. With the help of our 700 plus members, MCB works for causes that affect people who are visually impaired and strives to improve their quality of life.
MCB assists people with several degrees of vision loss: Totally blind-no usable vision; legally blind-visual acuity of 20/200 or less with corrective lens; or field of vision limited to 20 degrees or less, or progressive eye disease which will lead to severe vision loss.
MCB plays a vital role in assisting newly blind individuals as they learn to live with vision loss. MCB currently offers 7 major programs to legally blind citizens in Missouri. These programs include educational scholarships, health benefits, summer camp, special services program, youth services, adaptive technology information and legislative training.
MCB has 21 Local Affiliates providing support across the state to visually impaired Missourians. In addition, MCB’s 4 Special Interest Affiliates provide blind and low-vision individuals with a variety of ways to learn, communicate, and to become more involved with our organization. These specialized interest affiliates include the Braille Revival League of Missouri, ATI (Adaptive Technology Inc), Library Users of Missouri, and the Missouri Guide Dog Users.