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About the American Foundation for the Blind: Leading the Vision Loss Community

Impact of the American Foundation for the Blind

Impact of the American Foundation for the Blind

Helping those New to Vision Loss | Supporting Parents | Preparing Job Seekers | Improving Access to Technology | Strengthening the Vision Loss Profession | Promoting Literacy and Inclusion | AFB Breakthroughs Video | AFB 30-Second PSA

AFB Leadership and Staff

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB): Leaders and Spokespeople The American Foundation for the Blind employs dozens of experts versed in a wide range of topics ranging from assistive technology and ADA compliance to braille literacy and age-related vision loss. Whether you're looking for the current trends in the blindness field or want to discuss accessible voting issues, AFB has the best source for your story.

American Foundation for the Blind's Board of Trustees | Contact Us

Helen Keller: Our Champion

The Helen Keller Archives contain the Helen Keller Papers, the Helen Keller Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection, the Helen Keller Photograph Collection, and books from Helen Keller's library. This archive is a unique collection of material about an extraordinary person and an important American historical asset. Selections from the Archives can be found here, thanks to the generous support of The New York Times Company Foundation.

Helen Keller Biography and Chronology | Online Museums | Photographs of Helen Keller | Helen Keller's Books, Essays, and Speeches | Helen Keller's Letters | Helen Keller Archives | Quotes

Press Room

For additional information, contact Tina Chapman AFB Communications, at

AFB Blog | AFB Experts Guide | Press Room Archives | President and CEO Biography | AFB in the News

AFB Events and Awards

Find out about projects, events, and awards of the American Foundation for the Blind.

American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference | American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference 2015 | American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference 2014 | Access Awards | Corinne Kirchner Research Award | Gallagher Award | Helen Keller Achievement Awards 2015 | AFB Migel Medal Awards | Stephen Garff Marriott Award | Press Release: AFB Announces 2014 Helen Keller Achievement Awardees | Helen Keller Achievement Awards 2015

Employment Opportunities at the American Foundation for the Blind

Employment opportunities at the American Foundation for the Blind.

Compensation, Benefits, and Work/Life Balance | Diversity | Job Listings

More Than 90 Years of Advocacy and Support for People with Vision Loss

AFB's history of leadership in the field of blindness and visual impairment

Helen Keller | Anne Sullivan Macy | Louis Braille | Talking Books | M.C. Migel Rare Book Collection | AFB Milestones

Living with Vision Loss

For Seniors | For Parents of Blind Children | Losing Your Sight? |

Glossary of Eye Conditions

Glossary of eye conditions, and more

Statistical Snapshots | Cortical Visual Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurological Vision Loss | A Guide to Living with Diabetes and Vision Loss | La diabetes y la pérdida de visión | Macular Degeneration Guide

Technology Resources for People with Vision Loss

Browse through AFB's fact sheets on the assistive technology on which people who are blind or visually impaired depend.

Cell Phones, Tablets, and Other Mobile Technology for Users with Visual Impairments | Download Free, Accessible Apps From the American Foundation for the Blind | Reading and Writing | Using a Computer with a Visual Impairment: A Beginner's Guide to Computer Accessibility | AccessWorld Appliance Accessibility Guide Introduction | Interviews with Assistive Technology Pioneers | Assistive Technology Videos

CareerConnect®: For Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

More than half of working-age Americans who are blind or severely visually impaired are not employed, but most would like to work. Find information and resources for job seekers, employers, and service providers to promote and support the employment of people who are blind or visually impaired.

My Profile | Register with CareerConnect | Explore Careers for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired | Make Connections | Find a Job | Succeed at Work | Our Stories: People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Succeeding at Work and Life | CareerConnect Lesson Plans | Our Donors


Learn more about the braille code's history, and how it is used today.

What Is Braille? | Resources for Teachers of Braille | Tips for Promoting Your Child's Braille Literacy Skills | DOTS for Braille Literacy | Where to Get Braille

Programs and Services

AFB Tech

AFB Tech in Huntington, West Virginia

Creating Accessible Websites | Current Initiatives | Published Results | About AFB Tech | Consulting Services | Evaluation Methods | Partnerships | Section 508 Compliance | AFB Tech Staff | Contact AFB Tech | Letter from Sen. Byrd on AFB TECH

About the AFB Center on Vision Loss

AFB maintains an office in Dallas, TX, to help ensure that older Americans who are losing their vision receive the special assistance they need to maintain their independence, and over the next few years this office will expand.

Who We Are: The Staff and Board of the AFB Center on Vision Loss | What We Do | Who We Serve | How You Can Help the AFB Center on Vision Loss | Past Events
Working with Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired | Aging and Visual Impairment | The Job Seeker's Toolkit | CEs for Reading JVIB

Professional Development

Information for professionals in the blindness field, education, and the aging network.

Early Intervention Services for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired | Education Resources for Professionals | Technology Resources for Professionals | Rehabilitation Resources for Professionals | Employment Resources for Professionals | Professionals Serving Seniors | Professionals in Health Care | Orientation and Mobility Instructors: Resources From the American Foundation for the Blind

Join AFB's Advocacy Efforts

AFB advocates before Congress and Executive Branch agencies on behalf of people who are blind or visually impaired. Find testimony and regulatory comments on issues and issue research affecting blind or visually impaired people and learn how to become an effective advocate. Subscribe to AFB's free electronic legislative network, AFB DirectConnect.

DirectConnect Newsletter | Research Navigator: A Series on Research in Blindness and Visual Impairment | Help Us Strengthen Specialized Services for People with Vision Loss | Technology and Information Accessibility | Employment and Rehabilitation Policy | Education Policy | Civil Rights Policy | Health and Safety | Policy Research | Public Policy and Policy Research Archive | A National Conversation on Aging and Vision Loss | New Learning Opportunity from AFB: Finding the Numbers We Need | Feedback Letter to the Institute for Education Sciences


AccessWorld® | Store | AFB Newsletters |

AFB Press

The publishing activities of the American Foundation for the Blind

ePublications | Information for Authors | Information for Advertisers | Permissions and Copyright Requests | Examination Copies | Contact AFB Press

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, published by AFB Press

Subscribe Now | Current Issue | Previous Issues | Information for JVIB Authors | For JVIB Readers | For JVIB Peer Reviewers | For JVIB Advertisers | JVIB Editorial Advisory Board | Contact JVIB | FAQs for AER Members | JVIB AER Survey Instructions

Get Connected with the American Foundation for the Blind Community

Message Boards | Donate | Announcements | Blogs |

Take Action: The Alice Cogswell Anne Sullivan Macy Act

AFB's Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, collaborates with policy makers in Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure Americans with vision loss have equal rights and opportunities to fully participate in society. AFB's advocacy strategy is backed by a team of experts who conduct and analyze research related to vision loss.

Help Us Expand Braille and Technology Literacy | Five Great Ways to Support the Cogswell-Macy Act | Complete Text of Cogswell-Macy Act | Cogswell-Macy Act Supporters | Update on the National Call-In Day

Join Our Mission

Help us expand our resources for people with vision loss.