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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Serves as a one-stop information and referral resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the people who work with them, and the general public. Conducts a wide variety of programs to support independent living, literacy, employment, and access to technology. Publishes professional materials for blindness and low vision. Offers consultation services to eye care, rehabilitation, and education professionals. Provides referrals to low vision centers. Advocates for legislative change.


AFB’s mission is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired.

They mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.

1401 S. Clark St., Suite 730
Arlington, Virginia 22202
(212) 502–7600

Social media

AFB Facebook: Twitter: Google+:… Pinterest: VisionAware Facebook: Twitter: FamilyConnect Facebook: Google+:

Organizational membership

Atlanta: National Literacy Center Dallas: AFB Center on Vision Loss Washington, DC: Public Policy Center Huntington, VA: AFB Technology and Employment Center


AFB Leadership Conference: Annual national leadership conference


Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness: Monthly Access World: Monthly AFB eNews: Monthly newsletter AFB Directory of Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons in the U.S. and Canada (hardcover and CD-ROM). Patient education materials are available.


Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living and Employment Specialist
Tel: 214–438–5316

Pris Rogers, VisionAware Program Manager
Tel: 423–923–0466

Education programs

Low Vision

Last updated: January 30, 2023