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Educational Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

AFB's third Access and Engagement research report examines the continued negative impact of systemic and COVID-19-specific issues on the education of students who are blind or have low vision—particularly experiences with technology, learning progress, and social-emotional effects of the pandemic.

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Blind Leaders Development Program

The AFB Blind Leaders Development Program is creating more opportunities for individuals who are blind or have low vision to engage in leadership roles, creating a positive, upward trend in the employment rate of people with visual impairments.

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The 2023 AFB Leadership Conference

Join leaders and other collaborators at the 2023 AFB Leadership Conference (AFBLC)! The 2023 AFBLC will focus on Empowering Digital Inclusion. Join us as we discuss innovative ways to create true inclusion and create a world of no limits for people who are blind

Hanna, AFB Talent Lab Intern Ambassador

Introducing the AFB Talent Lab

The AFB Talent Lab is an innovative new education experience with the goal of closing the accessibility skills gap.

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Helen Keller

Activist, writer, hero…

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Worlds We Live In

This documentary commissioned by AFB for our centennial year draws upon the extraordinary and complex life of Helen Keller to celebrate diverse voices within the contemporary blind community.