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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

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Share your ideas and experiences using our message boards. If you are not yet a registered member, you can sign up for free.

Opinions provided on the AFB message boards are just that: opinions. They are not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice. If you have any concerns about the health or legal rights of a family member or yourself, please contact a healthcare provider or an attorney.

  • Arts, Leisure, and Recreation - 81 subjects
    Exchange suggestions for creative outlets and fun activities. Note: threads from the Books forum have been moved into Arts, Leisure, and Recreation.
  • General Questions About Blindness - 222 subjects
    Find answers to your basic questions about living with blindness here. If you have recently been diagnosed with an eye condition, you will find forums on VisionAware dealing with macular degeneration, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, and more.
  • Parenting - 48 subjects
    Learn from other parents who are blind, and the parents of blind children. Visit FamilyConnect for many more parenting-specific message boards.
  • Technology Talk - 194 subjects
    Discuss your experiences with mainstream and adaptive technology.
  • Water Cooler - 255 subjects
    A place to talk about current events and everyday life for people who are blind or visually impaired. Please note: this is a public forum about blindness and vision loss. We strongly recommend against posting personal details such as e-mail addresses, and reserve the right to remove such posts.
  • Work Life - 60 subjects
    Share your job-seeking and employment experiences, and exchange career advice. And visit AFB CareerConnect® to learn more about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired. Note: Due to past abuses, AFB reserves the right to delete any posts advertising "work from home" opportunities. Learn more about how to spot work-at-home scams.
  • School - 56 subjects
    From elementary school to university training -- for teachers needing tips, parents needing advice, students needing help.
  • Comments for AFB - 40 subjects
    Let AFB know your questions, comments, suggestions, or general impressions of its online services.