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Blind Leaders Development Program
The AFB Blind Leaders Development Program is creating more opportunities for individuals who are blind or have low vision to engage in leadership roles, creating a positive, upward trend in the employment rate of people with visual impairments.
Inform and Connect
Welcome back to another season of the Inform & Connect podcast, a production of the American Foundation for the Blind. Inform & Connect offers interviews and insights with leaders changing perceptions of people who are blind or have low vision.
Introducing the AFB Talent Lab
The AFB Talent Lab is an innovative new education experience with the goal of closing the accessibility skills gap.
Research & Initiatives
Barriers to Digital Inclusion Survey
In 2023, there is a website or app for just about any task, and these digital platforms offer convenience, cost savings, and efficiency. Yet, digital platforms have not been designed for everyone. Researchers at AFB conducted the Barriers to Digital Inclusion Survey (BDIS) to learn about the prevalence and impacts of digital inclusion barriers faced by individuals who are blind, have low vision, or are deafblind.
The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) is the international peer-reviewed journal of record in the field, delivering current research and best practice information, commentary from authoritative experts on critical topics, and more.
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