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 can be obtained by calling our toll free-number: (888) 202-5463.

Upcoming Meetings: 
01-31-2020 11am OCB Commission Meeting
04-17-2020 11am OCB Commission Meeting
06-12-2020  1pm OCB Commission Meeting
07-31-2020  1pm OCB Commission Meeting
10-02-2020  1pm OCB Commission Meeting
12-04-2020 1pm OCB Commission Meeting
Past Meetings:
OCB 12-07-18 Meeting Minutes.docx

Low Vision Support Groups:


January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Add a glaucoma screening to your New Year’s Resolution list! You’re at a higher risk if you’re: 

  • Over the age of 65
  • Very nearsighted
  • African American
  • Diabetic

Glaucoma is called the “Silent Thief of Sight” because you won’t feel its onset until you start noticing an irreversible vision loss, or your eye doctor discovers an increase in your eye pressure. If diagnosed early, glaucoma is manageable with medication or minor surgery, and vision loss can be prevented or postponed.

Learn more here.

Governor Kate Brown Proclaims October 15 White Cane Day 

Please click on the links below to read more:

White Cane Day 2019.pdf

White Cane Day Proclamation_Text.pdf

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