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Highlighting a Year of Impact

At AFB, we have always been changemakers, and we’re just getting started. We are firmly focused on today and tomorrow, and the most pressing needs of people who are blind or have low vision. In fact, our path forward is bolder and more determined than ever.

We know that far too few people who are blind or have low vision are employed, despite their talent. Members of our own staff who are blind or have low vision encounter issues accessing external websites and apps. Both of these issues demonstrate an urgent need to improve accessibility and digital inclusion. The work that lies ahead is challenging, but AFB is up to the task.

We’ve refined our areas of focus to drive impact: research, advocacy, employment, accessibility, and digital inclusion. Key AFB initiatives like our Workplace Technology Study, AFB Talent Lab, and Blind Leaders Development Program are among the many ways we are driving the kinds of lasting systems and social change that are required to make sure everyone who is blind or has low vision, as well as people with other disabilities having the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

Our work would not be possible without the dedication of our staff, Board of Trustees, sponsors, and donors. No one person can make the level of impact as people who are blind or have low vision need, but together we can drive the kind of systems and social change that can create a world of no limits. We’re getting closer to that dream every single year.

Read on to learn about the work that drove the most impact in 2022.

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