The sustained and focused attention of concerned citizens does get the attention of legislators and public policy makers. Our website contains extensive resources and information about public policy issues and the policymaking process to help individuals and organizations take action to ensure that government programs and policies meet the needs of individuals with vision loss and their families.

AFB DirectConnect, our public policy information and action network, is the leading means in the blindness field to keep abreast of developments in the legislative, regulatory and policy formation arenas. DirectConnect, offered free of charge to all interested individuals, is an effective tool to use in your own personal and professional policy monitoring and advocacy work. DirectConnect replaces Words from Washington.

Do you feel you have experienced discrimination? AFB's Disability Rights Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired provides a brief description of civil rights laws, telephone and fax numbers, postal and e-mail addresses, and websites for enforcement agencies.

Choose links on this page for documents on additional advocacy resources.