American Foundation for The Blind


American Foundation for The Blind
American Foundation for The Blind is listed in the Blind Services & Facilities category in Dallas, Texas. Displayed below are the social networks for American Foundation for The Blind which include a Facebook page, a Pinterest page, a Twitter account and a YouTube channel. The activity and popularity of American Foundation for The Blind on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 97.

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11030 Ables Ln
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 352-7222
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AFB and @MSU_NRTC partner to bring you a special AccessWorld on older adults, low vision & technology. Read now!

HR 1120 Cogswell Macy Act, expands #IDEA so students with sensory disabilities are counted, taught, & evaluated.

Mark your calendars! We will be participating in a #LowVisionChat w/ @visionaware on Tues. from 1-2 pm ET. Join us!

RT @yourdolphin: With #assistivetechnology making life easier for #blind people, @afb1921 asks "is #braille still relevant?"…

RT @Alphapointe: Using the #LowVision tools on your phone: @afb1921

"Consider college a trip you will embark on for at least four years. This is a trip worthy of some pre-planning. Prior to this new and exciting journey it is critical that you plan ahead and prepare by equipping yourself with the tools, knowledge, skills, and resources needed to succeed at obtaining a higher education as a student with vision loss. Simply put, this book is your self-help guidebook for your journey into college." Alicia Wolfe reviews the new AFB Press book, "College Bound: A Guide for Students with Visual Impairments" by Ellen Trief, and offers her opinion on its usefulness for students preparing for college. Image: Cover of the "College Bound" book with dark blue background, featuring white hand drawn images of graduation cap, calendar, calculator, cane, book, magnifying glass, and computer with refreshable braille display.

The American Foundation for the Blind is very pleased by today's Supreme Court unanimous ruling making it clear that if a school discriminates against a child for using a guide dog or service animal, parents are legally able to go straight to court to enforce the student's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504. Read more from AFB's Director of Public Policy, Mark Richert:
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve...

Calling all education advocates! The Cogswell-Macy Act has been reintroduced in the House as HR 1120 with bipartisan support. The bill will expand IDEA to better meet the unique learning needs of students with sensory disabilities, including those who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind. Once enacted, the Cogswell-Macy Act will ensure every student with a sensory disability is properly counted, taught, and evaluated. To urge swift action on the bill, leading groups from across the sensory disabilities communities have designated March 1 as Cogswell-Macy Act Hill Day. Advocates will be at the Capitol to educate members of Congress on the merits of the legislation. This event also kicks off the 2017 AFB Leadership Conference taking place in the nation's capital. Read more in the press release: Image: A female teacher and young female student work at a table in a classroom. A braillewriter is in the foreground.

There's only a week to go until the 2017 Joint AFB and Virginia AER Leadership Conference, and if you work in aging and vision loss you'll find a robust track on this important topic. In addition to sessions on cultural competence, elder abuse, managing your caseload, and responding to medical issues, there will also be a public policy session on continuing our National Conversation on Aging and Vision Loss. It's not too late to register for this amazing event! Image: White words and art on a blue background resemble a blueprint. Images at the bottom depict buildings familiar to Washington, D.C. - The Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial, etc. It reads: American Foundation for the Blind 2017 Leadership Conference/ Sessions on Aging & Vision Loss/ National Conversation on Aging & Vision Loss/ Elder Abuse - What You Should Do/ Managing Your Caseload/ Responding to Medical Issues/ Cultural & Linguistic Competence/ Effective Collaboration/

This past weekend in the New York Times, personal health writer Jane E. Brody tackled a sensitive topic: the experiences and emotions of people who are losing their sight. The article was titled, "The Worst That Could Happen? Going Blind, People Say." Surveys do show us that many people deeply fear losing their sight and the perceived negative impact it would have on their life. But as Kirk Adams, AFB president and CEO explains, that doesn't have to be the case, for reasons some may find surprising.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve...