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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss


In this section you will find statistical information specific to adults. This section will be added to and updated regularly, so please check back frequently for the most recent information.

New Data Source

Cornell University has mined and produced reports detailing the American Community Survey (ACS) data. The 2011 Disability Status Reports are now available. This online resource for disability statistics that includes data pertaining to individuals of all ages with vision loss is located at Investigators are encouraged to check it out.

Please be advised that estimates of the number of adults experiencing vision loss differ based on the various definitions of vision loss used, as well as on the dates the data were collected, populations surveyed, and other features of data sources.

AFB urges investigators to pay attention to the detailed background information provided along with each estimate.

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