News Weekly Information Update

Updated every Friday, the Weekly Information Update provides important blindness and disability-related information and updates to MCB consumers.
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Updated on Friday, November 30th, this is the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) Information Network. This information can be accessed on the MCB Voice Information System by calling 617-626-7660. You may also call 800-392-6450 and say either “tape” or “telephone tape” into the speech recognition menu. Lastly, this weekly update is also available on "Newsline," the accessible newspaper service by pressing number 2, the local Channel, and in the "Massachusetts Commission for the Blind" section of “Newsline”. This update is produced by Rachel Antoine.

You are invited to the End-of-Term Project Showcase for Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology (PPAT). PPAT is a project-based course in which small teams of students work closely with a person with a disability in the Boston area to develop a product or solution that helps them live more independently. The event is free and open to the public, so please feel free to share this invitation. This event will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Video Presentations are from 11:30am-12 and a Reception and Project Demos are from 12-1pm at the MIT Room 32-044 at 32 Vassar Street in Cambridge, MA.

The next Perkins Library Without Walls call will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. They will discuss Holiday Gift Ideas from Guide Lights & Gadgets. To RSVP or Listen to the upcoming LWW schedule held over the telephone each month, call the voice mailbox system at 617-972-7852.

On Saturday December 8, at noon, the Central Mass Chapter of the Bay State Council for the Blind will have their holiday party at the Sahara Restaurant, 143 Highland Street in Worcester. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Nona Haroyan by email at, or phone 508 853-6445 by December 2nd. 

Thanks for reading this message and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind wishes you all a safe and warm holiday season.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 

MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation.