How AFB Changes Lives

  • Our Digital Accessibility Internships offer students an exciting opportunity to engage in the rapidly growing accessibility field, providing hands-on learning and mentorship from industry experts.
  • We expand and share knowledge through a variety of initiatives, including original research and our peer-reviewed Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness.
  • In the business world, we guide the creation of more accessible products and websites.
  • We advocate for better policies that promote accessibility and ensure equality and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired, creating a culture of inclusion at work, at school, and in our communities.
  • We convene leaders—across our field and among business leaders, public officials, and other decision-makers—to champion the development of legislation and best practices that provide equal opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • We advocate for children who are blind or have low vision, to ensure they have necessary resources, including textbooks and classroom materials.
  • Through FOCUS, our newsletter, we deliver ways to engage with AFB through updates on all of its program areas.
  • Our documentary film Possibilities celebrates Helen Keller's legacy through the shared stories of 21st-century voices and proudly stands as the first widely released film to offer open audio descriptions, ensuring accessibility for all audiences.
  • Through AccessWorld® Magazine, our monthly newsletter for accessible design and technology, we deliver objective information you can trust—smart and informed commentary, cutting-edge news, and trends concerning information technology and visual impairment.