Megan Aragon joined AFB in 2017 to oversee the Center on Vision Loss, a national demonstration center located in Dallas. The Center demo areas and programs are designed to help people with vision loss live more independently. With a focus on emerging technologies and tools, and demonstrating solutions directly to individuals with low vision, the Center on Vision Loss is a natural partner for AFB Consulting to conduct and administer user testing projects.

Prior to joining AFB, Megan served as Community Outreach Specialist for the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, where she handled numerous duties in marketing, sales, software and application design, and program development.

Megan was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy at age 17, a genetic disorder which causes the loss of vision in the center of the eye. Her personal experience with vision loss has kindled a commitment to help create a future of no limits for blind individuals.

Megan was selected as National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award winner in 2014 and graduated from NIB’s Business Management Training Program the following year. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology, certificate in management, and is a certified Microsoft Office Suite 2010 Master. Megan is currently pursuing her master's in business administration and master's in human resource development.

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