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American Foundation for the Blind (Atlanta) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

American Foundation for the Blind (Atlanta)
739 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 525-2303 (Local)
(404) 659-6957 (Fax)
literacy@afb.net
http://www.afb.org

Brief Description

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Publications: DOTS for Braille Literacy.

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Maintains a demonstration and information center where visitors can walk through a model vision loss-friendly apartment, try out the various low- and high-tech gadgets in a realistic home setting, get ideas for modifications they can make in their own homes, and find out where to obtain the products they've tested.
  • Information and Referral
    • Maintains a toll-free information line (800-232-5463) and an e-mail response service (afbinfo@afb.net). AFB’s graphically rich websites are designed to be fully accessible to blind and visually impaired users. The main AFB website (www.afb.org), offers comprehensive, timely, and authoritative information on every aspect of blindness and visual impairment including an up-to-date, searchable database of nationwide services, message boards, community events, and announcements. The site features an extensive, searchable database of high- and low-tech products and AccessWorld®, AFB’s free, online technology magazine. It also includes the largest collection of Helen Keller memorabilia on the Internet. The newest addition to AFB’s family of websites is VisionAware™, developed in collaboration with Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight, which incorporates AFB’s award-winning SeniorSite and is designed to provide adults of all ages a one-stop resource to cope with vision loss.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Maintains a toll-free information line (800) 232-5463 and responds and an e-mail information service. FamilyConnect®, AFB’s graphically rich and fully accessible website hosted jointly with the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments, provides vital information on raising a child with a visual impairment, including multiple disabilities, and offers parents a forum for communicating with other families on the basis of their child’s age, eye condition, or location.

      AFB's Braille Bug® includes the Helen Keller Kid’s Museum, an award-winning site that provides both sighted and visually impaired children with games and activities to promote literacy and learn about braille.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Holds the AFB Leadership Conference (formerly known as the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute) annually and produces a wide variety of professional training materials through AFB Press. Offers student internships in technology and other areas and conducts workshops and training sessions nationwide. Also offers continuing education credits via webinar or online course through the eLearning Center.
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