FBC was founded in 1952 by a group of parents who wanted to create Blind and Visually Impaired Resources and Services for not only their children, but the broader community. From those initial four families, FBC has grown to now serve over 2,000 blind, visually impaired, and multiple-disabled clients of all ages, from birth to over 100 years old. As the only agency of its kind in Arizona, FBC serves as the essential resource to the blind and low-vision community.
Our mission is to provide education, tools, and services that enable all persons with vision loss to achieve greater independence. Beginning with our Early Intervention Program for infants and their parents, we support students as they grow into our preschool, and then provide Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Assistive Technology, and Braille Books to students as they join their local schools.
At FBC, we believe that vision loss is not a barrier; it’s just something that requires a different way of doing things. “Can’t” isn’t part of our vocabulary. Let’s talk about what you want to do, where you want to go, and then find the way.