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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

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Share your ideas and experiences using our message boards. If you are not yet a registered member, you can sign up for free.

Opinions provided on the AFB message boards are just that: opinions. They are not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice. If you have any concerns about the health or legal rights of a family member or yourself, please contact a healthcare provider or an attorney.

  • Arts, Leisure, and Recreation - 141 subjects
    Exchange suggestions for creative outlets and fun activities. Note: threads from the Books forum have been moved into Arts, Leisure, and Recreation.
  • General Questions About Blindness - 355 subjects
    Find answers to your basic questions about living with blindness here. If you have recently been diagnosed with an eye condition, you will find forums on VisionAware dealing with macular degeneration, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, and more.
  • Parenting - 71 subjects
    Learn from other parents who are blind, and the parents of blind children. Visit FamilyConnect for many more parenting-specific message boards.
  • Technology Talk - 323 subjects
    Discuss your experiences with mainstream and adaptive technology.
  • Water Cooler - 368 subjects
    A place to talk about current events and everyday life for people who are blind or visually impaired. Please note: this is a public forum about blindness and vision loss. We strongly recommend against posting personal details such as e-mail addresses, and reserve the right to remove such posts.
  • Work Life - 129 subjects
    Share your job-seeking and employment experiences, and exchange career advice. And visit AFB CareerConnect® to learn more about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired. Note: Due to past abuses, AFB reserves the right to delete any posts advertising "work from home" opportunities. Learn more about how to spot work-at-home scams.
  • Support Forum for the American Foundation for the Blind Accessible Video Player - 4 subjects
    The American Foundation for the Blind’s mission is to remove barriers, create solutions, and expand possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. In May 2015, we developed and released an accessible HTML5 embeddable video player as a free download for other web developers to use on their own sites. The American Foundation for the Blind Accessible Video 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, something that can be fraught with accessibility challenges.

    If you have questions about the accessible video player or how to implement it on your site, please ask them here. You can also track this message board by e-mail, and share your advice with others.

    AFB is a nonprofit organization. If you found this software helpful, please consider donating to support our work. Thank you!
  • School - 78 subjects
    From elementary school to university training -- for teachers needing tips, parents needing advice, students needing help.
  • Comments for AFB - 61 subjects
    Let AFB know your questions, comments, suggestions, or general impressions of its online services.