About AFB

The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.

What We Do

Strategic Plan

Scholarships & Awards

AFB Videos

Annual Report and Financials



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Research and Initiatives

AFB's Public Policy and Research Center strives to accurately and persuasively understand and describe the characteristics, experiences, needs, and capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Statistical Snapshots from the American Foundation for the Blind

The Role of Guide Dogs in 2022 and Beyond

COVID-19 and Adults Who Are Blind, Have Low Vision, or Are Deafblind

Best Practices Guide for Hospitals




Public Policy Advocacy

News & Publications

The American Foundation for the Blind is dedicated to promoting awareness of the latest research, resources, and news in the blindness field.

Press Room

AFB Research Studies

Media Studio

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)


Blindness and Low Vision

Blindness or visual impairment can have a profound impact on your life, but you are still in control. We have an abundance of information to help you, whether you're visually impaired, losing vision, or know someone affected by vision loss.



Eye Conditions


Using Technology

Disability Rights and Laws

Take Action!

Join AFB’s no limits mission to help us create an accessible, inclusive world for millions of Americans with vision loss.

Digital Accessibility Advocacy

Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA)

COVID-19 Advocacy

Ways to Give


Calendar of Events