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.
AFB is based in New York, and maintains the Public Policy Center in Washington, DC; the AFB Center on Vision Loss in Dallas, TX; AFB TECH in Huntington, WV; and offices in Atlanta and San Francisco. AFB is also proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than forty years that Helen Keller dedicated to working with AFB.
AFB publishes Braille, recorded, large-type, and standard versions of its materials, some of which are available free of charge. Materials include periodicals, a catalog of products, research reports, program guides, films, a directory of agencies serving the blind, and booklets on various aspects of blindness. Serial publications: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 12 times per year--book reviews, news briefs, research notes, opinions; AFB News, quarterly--AFB activities and information for general readers.
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