Our Work and Resources
- How many children in the U.S. experience vision loss?
- How many students receive special education services for visual impairments?
Key links on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, accessible instructional materials, and more.
No Limits Education
As the American education system lacks access to equal educational opportunities for students who are blind and visually impaired, AFB works to create a limitless learning environment through advocacy and policy initiatives.
AFB's COVID-19 Research
Access and Engagement to Education
The first Access and Engagement report is the culmination of a collaborative survey that investigated the early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of children and youth with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities and deafblindness.
Access and Engagement II
The second study collected data from 662 family members, teachers of students with visual impairments, and O&M specialists to understand the challenges and successes in the patchwork of education occurring throughout the United States and Canada during the latter part of 2020.
Access and Engagement III
The third and final study included focus group data from families and educators in 2021 after most schools had re-opened in-person instruction.