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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AFB's Strategic Imperative and Objectives

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AFB will cultivate in-depth and actionable knowledge and promote understanding of issues affecting children, working-age adults, and older people who are blind or visually impaired. AFB will achieve these ends by promoting and undertaking research that has scalable impact, developing and effectively communicating high-quality knowledge, and pursuing strategic relationships with peers, policymakers, employers, and other influencers in order to create and accelerate systemic change. Priority issue areas include education, vocational rehabilitation and workforce participation, vision loss and aging, and technology.

Conduct Research to Advance Change

AFB collaborates with researchers and educators to better understand the issues facing people who are blind or visually impaired. We use that knowledge to develop evidence-based solutions in areas including education, employment, socio-economic mobility, rehabilitation services, aging and vision loss, healthcare, and technology.

Promote Knowledge and Understanding

We educate policymakers, business leaders, advocates, and the public about the challenges and opportunities that exist for people who are blind or visually impaired, in order to influence attitudes, improving acceptance, accessibility, and inclusion.

Shape Policies and Practices

AFB builds and maintains strategic public- and private- sector relationships and networks. Through these partnerships, we drive the adoption of policies and best practices for making workplaces, schools, and communities more welcoming for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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