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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AFB Newsletters

AFB offers a number of electronic newsletters to registered users. Newsletters are delivered via email to the account that you specify. Please log in to manage your subscriptions. If you are not yet registered with AFB, you can sign up to receive free newsletters and other services.

AccessWorld Alerts

Sign up to receive an e-mailed alert every time a new issue of AccessWorld® or breaking news article becomes available.

AFB DirectConnect

AFB DirectConnect provides user-friendly, targeted updates and alerts on public policy issues relating to blindness and visual impairment.

AFB eLearning Alerts

Created by the Professional Development team at AFB to alert professionals to elearning opportunities and national events of interest.

AFB eNews

Keep up to date on AFB's latest activities. You'll also get feature articles that offer the "big picture" of the most pressing issues in the blindness field. Recent eNews issues.

AFB Leadership Conference Updates

The American Foundation for the Blind's annual Leadership Conference covers the most pressing and relevant topics in the field of blindness and offers many opportunities to learn from the best and brightest minds in our field, make new connections, and reunite with old friends while earning continuing education credits.

American Foundation for the Blind Accessible Video Player Updates

The player is now available under a General Public License version 3 to any organization or developer who wants to make it easy for people who are blind or visually impaired to play videos online. Subscribe here for updates and bug fixes.

Braille Bug - Parents and Teachers

Keep up to date on literacy resources and new activities and programs on the Braille Bug site.

Braille Bug Alphabet Card

Used to control the distribution of content to people who have requested Braille Bug alphabet cards in the past.

Braille Bug Games and Activities

Would you like to know when new games and activities are added to the Braille Bug site? Join our mailing list!

CareerConnect Newsletter

This newsletter will provide information about updates or changes to the CareerConnect program, introduce new staff or volunteers, share helpful tips, offer options for becoming more engaged in mentoring or the use of the program, and give a peek behind the scenes at AFB's efforts to expand employment possibilities for people with vision loss.

Continuing the Dream: A Campaign to Honor Carl Augusto

As you may already know, Carl Augusto, President and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has announced his retirement. Carl's successful 25-year tenure will come to an end next spring and we are extremely proud to co-chair his Continuing the Dream Campaign. This campaign is designed to honor Carl and all that he has accomplished at AFB by financially supporting the organization he loves. AFB will build upon Carl's hard work and dedication, and continue making this world a better and more accessible place for people who are visually impaired.

Coverage for Low Vision Devices

For people with vision loss, low vision devices are vital tools for health, safety, and independent living. Subscribe to our e-mail alerts about the campaign to extend Medicare coverage to include these essential devices.

FamilyConnect Newsletter

This newsletter is sent out twice a year and contains selected resources for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired.


A semi-annual publication for friends, highlighting special donors, current program activities and ways to help. Recent issues of FOCUS.

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Subscriber Alerts

This newsletter is sent out only to current JVIB subscribers on the day the online issue is made live. It includes information about the current issue.

News from AFB Press

Learn about new publications, special offers, and more.

VisionAware Newsletter

This newsletter is sent out monthly and contains selected articles and blog posts that can help people with vision loss lead independent, fulfilling lives, as well as information on upcoming features or offers.

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