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Upcoming visual impairment related events in Maricopa County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. Click here for the longer term Arizona Statewide edition. All times are Mountain Standard Time. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.


11/20 Wednesday 12:00 noon

Northern Arizona University’s COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ACCESS AND DESIGN holds meetings at the University Union every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:30. Call Skype number 928-523-0078 using meeting code 5667562. Contact them at 928-523-8686 or

11/21 Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Arizona COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING (and deaf-blind) holds a free open public quarterly commissioner meeting at 100 North 15th Avenue in Phoenix. For details write to or call 800-352-8161 Voice/TTY.

11/23 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

SHARP DESCRIPTIVE MOVIE DAY is at the Harkins Christown 14 movie theater in Phoenix. Come see Frozen 2 on its opening weekend with audio description! Everyone will get the audio descriptive experience without headsets! Tickets need to be purchased by 11/16. This is a family event and a parent or guardian must be present.

11/23 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

CENTRAL ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND meets at SAAVI on Thomas Road in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 every fourth Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member, and you can always phone in to 218-548-3992 using meeting code 6320547#. Bring a lunch, snack from some vending machines, or order out from Jimmy John’s at 602-396-7443 for their regular delivery at 11:00 Saturday. Contact Gail Wilt at or 602-795-0195.

11/23 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

11/24 Sunday 4:00 p.m.

The TENUTA TORCIANO WINERY in San Gimignano, Italy holds a tasting fundraiser for the ARIZONA CENTER FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED in Phoenix from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00. It’s an early evening tasting event of Italian food and wine showcasing the finest from Tuscany. Learn about winemaking and tasting from their Tuscany-trained Wine Conductor presenting various wines, oils and vinegars. All will be paired with Italian meats, cheeses and breads for the full Tuscan experience. ACBVI in Arizona.

11/24 Sunday 7:00 p.m.

Monthly ACB FAMILIES PEER SUPPORT call is on the fourth Sunday of each month. The dial-in number is 712-432-3900 and the code is 796096. Contact Carla Ruschival at

11/26 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at or 928-213-2095.

11/28 Thursday


11/30 Saturday

ASRS OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD ends today. Go to their web pager above or phone 602-240-2000 in metropolitan Phoenix, 520-239-3100 in metropolitan Tucson, or 800-621-3778 from outside the Tucson and Phoenix areas.

For entries beyond this day you can check the longer Arizona statweide calendar.