Sylvia Stinson-Perez joined AFB in 2021 to oversee AFB’s programs, including the Blind Leaders Development Program and the AFB Leadership Conference. She specializes in leadership and management, strategic program development and implementation, blindness rehabilitation, and workforce training.

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Useful Independence Tips for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 16, 2023
February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision is defined as impaired vision that cannot be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication. The most common causes of low vision include Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. The most common signs of low vision include difficulty or inability to read print, especially small print clearly; find common items like the TV remote or other items that might just get laid around; bumping into people or things; and difficulty recognizing people…
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Thank You for Attending #AFBLC22!

May 6, 2022
On behalf of the entire American Foundation for the Blind team, I want to thank attendees, presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors for joining us at the 2022 AFB Leadership Conference. It was so wonderful to connect with almost 300 people in person. It was an inspiring, informative, and engaging time of learning and networking. Our 2022 conference theme of Inclusion at Work was obvious throughout all of the wonderful keynotes, panels, and breakouts. What an amazing and energizing program. The “…