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Georgia Council of the Blind

Georgia Council of the Blind

Blindness/low vision survey recruitment request

We are recruiting participants for a survey about job retention and career advancement. Have you had success or experienced challenges keeping a job? Have you had success or difficulty moving up the career ladder? Please share your experiences of attempting to keep or advance in a job, even if those experiences were not successful.
The survey is open to individuals who are blind or have low vision, born between the years of 1950 and 1991, who have ever been employed post-education for at least minimum wage. The survey may be completed electronically at, or you may call 1-662-546-0737 to request an appointment to participate by telephone.
Participants who complete the survey may enter into a drawing for a gift card for $100. Please know this survey may take 30 to 40 minutes to complete. For assistance or further information, visit the project overview webpage for Job Retention and Advancement: A Mixed Methods Investigation or contact Anne Steverson ( or Adele Crudden (

2019 GCB State Convention-Conference

Courage to empower your dreams!!


The GCB 2019 Conference and Convention committee have been very busy planning the upcoming conference and convention on May 2-4, 2019. You can reserve a room at the hotel for $63.00 per night plus tax. Please call the Days Inn in Madison at 706-342-2121 to reserve your room. Tell them you are with the Georgia Council of the Blind. Our meeting location for the conference and convention will be held about a 10-minute drive from the hotel at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Rutledge, Georgia. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel if you do not have a driver with you. The theme for the 2019 Conference and Convention that was chosen was given to us from the Athens chapter. The theme is “Courage to Empower Your Dreams”. We are planning on sending out regular announcements about the Conference and Convention beginning in January. Please spread the word. The addresses for the two locations are: Philadelphia Baptist Church, 4031 Davis Academy Road, Rutledge, Georgia 30663; Days Inn, 2020 Eatonton Road, Madison, Georgia 30250. If you have any further questions please call Betsy Grenevitch, at 678-862-3876 or via email at We hope to see all of you in May. At the Georgia Council of the Blind annual Conference and Convention, which will be held in Madison, Georgia, there will be exciting and educational events each day of the convention. On Saturday, May 4 from 12:45-5PM we will be having a children’s carnival as well as activities for the youth. We would like to invite Teachers of the Visually Impaired, blind and visually impaired children and youth and their parents to come enjoy these exciting activities geared especially toward the blind and visually impaired. There will be games and prizes and a bouncy castle. Lunch will be provided. These events will be held at Philadelphia Baptist Church, 4031 Davis Academy Road, Rutledge, Georgia 30663. Registration coming soon to Hope to see you there!

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