GCBVI's purpose is to provide a mechanism to:
- Ensure that the specialized needs of blind and visually impaired Arizonans are addressed effectively;
- Encourage broad participation by other organizations and individuals interested in blind and visually impaired Arizonans;
- Develop and periodically review and recommend goals and objectives to meet the needs of blind and visually impaired Arizonans, based upon identified needs and gaps in existing services.
GCBVI's mission statement is:
“To provide the leadership, advocacy, and guidance that promotes opportunities for Arizonans of all ages who are blind or visually impaired that result in increased dignity, respect and independence.”
GCBVI's vision statement is:
“Create, foster and sustain a climate of opportunity where all Arizonans who are blind or visually impaired are able to direct their own lives and reach their personal chosen goals and objectives”.
To the Public:
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) hereby states that all meeting notices of this public body and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted electronically on this website location listed below under the title Public Meeting Notices and Agendas.
Physical copies of the agendas for all full council and sub-committee public meetings will be posted at the following location:
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
This office is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except legal holidays and state mandated furlough days).
All meeting notices and agendas will be posted in these locations at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meetings.