The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for the more than 25 million people with vision loss in the U.S.
AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB's work in these areas is supported by its strong presence in Washington, DC, ensuring the rights and interests of Americans with vision loss are represented in our nation's public policies.
Programs and Services
AFB's programs and services are designed to help improve the lives of people affected by vision loss. We provide resources and support directly to individuals with vision loss and their family, as well as to businesses, employers, and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people.
Our Family of Websites
AFB offers informative, fully accessible websites for a variety of audiences—from parents of children with visual impairments, to job seekers, to seniors adjusting to vision loss.
AFB is a hub of information and resources for professionals who work with people with vision loss.
AFB Tech is your source for objective, comprehensive accessibility evaluations of mainstream and specialized products.
AFB Center on Vision Loss
AFB's demonstration center in Dallas, Texas, helps people with vision loss find the resources, help, and support needed to continue living a healthy, independent life.
Public Policy Center
Our advocacy arm, based in Washington, DC, works to influence policy related to the rights of individuals with vision loss.