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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.

Mission

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 http://www.afb.org
(212) 502–7600

Social media

AFB Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/americanfoundationfortheblind Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/afb1921 Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111325050027218935063/11132505002721893506… Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/afb1921 VisionAware Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VisionAWARE Twitter: http://twitter.com/visionaware FamilyConnect Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyConnect Google+: https://plus.google.com/109963921934300312622

Organizational membership

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

Meetings

AFB Leadership Conference: Annual national leadership conference

Publications

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.

Representative

Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living and Employment Specialist
Tel: 214–438–5316
Email: neva@afb.net

Pris Rogers, VisionAware Program Manager
Tel: 423–923–0466
pris@afb.net

Education programs

Low Vision

Last updated: January 30, 2023