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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Providing Professionals with the Tools They Need

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AFB is working for a future where the needs of the rapidly expanding number of individuals experiencing vision loss are met by a community of informed, highly trained professionals. To that end, AFB is adding to its arsenal of online training tools.

The AFB eLearning Center on Aging and Visual Impairment teaches healthcare providers the latest methods for helping visually impaired seniors maintain their independence. In 2011, the eLearning Center added popular new webinars on reading without seeing and the management of diabetes-related foot disorders.

To further meet the needs of professionals, this year AFB Press published an expanded two-volume edition of the field's seminal textbook, Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, as well as Reach Out and Teach: Helping Your Child Who Is Visually Impaired Learn and Grow, an essential resource for educators and early interventionists.

"AFB and AFB Press provide me and other personnel preparation professionals and our students with the publications and resources we need to do our jobs well, and ultimately, help people with vision loss live full lives."

—Ellen Trief, EdD, Professor, Hunter College

(Photo Caption) The population of individuals with severe vision loss is growing faster than the number of qualified rehabilitation personnel to help them.
Source: Vision and Aging: Crossroads for Service Delivery

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