Current Research Projects
Fifteen organizations and companies concerned about the impact of COVID-19 joined forces to launch the Flatten Inaccessibility Survey. The survey focused on adults with visual impairments and their access to healthcare, information, education, online work environments, transportation, food and other supplies, and voting.
Access and Engagement to Education Survey
This collaborative survey investigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of children and youth with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities and deafblindness.
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Our Work and Resources
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.
- How many adult Americans have trouble seeing?
- How many seniors in the U.S. experience vision loss?
- How many children in the U.S. are blind or visually impaired?
Understanding Transportation Options
Our research team has surveyed organizations and interviewed individuals to identify current transportation practices and challenges for older people with vision loss.
Meet the Team
Stephanie Enyart, Chief Public Policy and Research Officer, has 20 years’ experience advocating for people with disabilities.
Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, Director of Research, joined AFB in 2020 to lend her decades of expertise to help conduct and analyze research related to vision loss.
Dr. Paola Chanes-Mora, Policy Research Specialist, holds a Ph.D. in public health and has conducted both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.