Oregon Commission for the Blind

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All members of the public are invited to attend the Commission for the Blind's bi-monthly Board Meetings. Meetings are usually held at our Portland Office located at 535 SE 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214. Meetings are generally held at 1:00pm on the first Friday of even-numbered months. Upcoming meetings are listed below, but please call ahead to confirm as dates and times are subject to change. This and any other information regarding these meetings may be obtained by calling our toll free-number: (888) 202-5463.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices are closed to the public, and all public meetings will take place via conference call and Zoom. Please see the agenda for information on how to​ join the meeting(s).

Upcoming Meetings:

OCB Meeting Agenda.10-02-2020 1 pm rev.01.pdf

12-04-2020 1 pm OCB Commission Meeting

Past Meetings:

OCB 07-31-20 Meeting M​inutes.pdf
OCB 06-12-20 Meeting Minutes.pdf
OCB 04-17-20 Meeting Minutes.docx
OCB 01-31-2​0 Meeting Min​utes.docx

OCB 12-06-19 Meeting Minutes.docx
OCB 10-04-19 Meeting Minutes.docx
OCB 08-02-19 Meeting Minutes.docx
OCB 06-07-19 Meeting Minutes.docx
OCB 04-19-19 Meeting Minutes.docx
OCB 02-01-19 Meeting Minutes.docx

Low Vision Support Groups:


OCB’s 2021-23 Agency Request B​udget

​The Commission met July 31, 2020​ and approved the Agency Request Budget for the biennium July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023​. Click here to read the budget​.​

OCB in the N​ews

"Spotlight on OCB’s Pre-ETS Program: Daniel Bair​" Click here to read a profile of a young OCB client​ in the U.S. Department of Education​'s rehabilitative services blog; it was also posted on their Twitter page.​​

"Sunshine for the Blind​" OCB SWEP student Emma McCready ​had an article published ​on the website of a company with whom she had an informational interview.​

"Giving Voice to a Community" Story of how the Voice Dream app designer collaborated with the community --including OCB staff--to make it more accessible. Click here to read the story at Apple.

"Seeing Beyond Sight: How insights into blindness can contribute to AI innovation." Click here to read about OCB staff highlighted in this IBM blog article.

"Visually impaired Portlander skiis Colorado mountains." Click here to read about Lillian Goodman at KOIN 6 News.

"Not so easy getting around in new and sightless world." Former OCB student discusses the challenges of ​exploring his new home town McMinnville while coping with vision loss. Click here to read the story in the Yamhill Valley News Register.  

"Clark College student trains to become culinary instructor for the blind." Click here to read the story in The Columbian.