Who In May of 1955 seven blind and five sighted people met at 7 Alby Street, Alton, Illinois in the business office of Jack Reed, the organizations first president, to form the Madison County Association of the Blind, and was chartered in September 1956.

WHY To assist those who are blind, including those who are newly blind and visually impaired, to cope with the everyday problems of living. Further, we try to improve the quality of life of those afflicted by providing support groups and organizing social, as well as educational, functions.

WHERE/WHEN A combination of business and social meetings are held at different places and time On the 1st Thursday Of every month.


  1. TOTAL – No vision at all.
  2. LEGALLY – Visual acuity of 20/200 (best corrected) or with a visual field of less than 20 degrees.

This organization is for total and legally blind persons.

For more information About the meeting place and time feel free to contact us. Visit our Contact Page for more details on reaching us.