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American Foundation for the Blind

Last Update:12/6/2017
Contact:
Title:
Address:2 Penn Plaza
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
County:Out of state
Phone:212-502-7600
Toll Free:800-232-5463
Fax:888-545-8331
TDY:
E-Mail:
Website:www.afb.org
Mission

The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

Program Description

What We Do

  • We connect families to knowledge and support.
  • In the business world, we guide the creation of more accessible products.
  • We offer publications and eLearning courses to educate professionals in the field.
  • Our advocacy helps make landmark legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality.
  • We strive to continue the mission of Helen Keller, who championed the rights of individuals with disabilities during her 44 years at AFB.

Scholarships: The AFB sponsors a number of scholarships each year. Most of AFB's scholarships are designated for specific fields of study. Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully, so that you choose scholarships that are available for your field of study. You will only be considered for the scholarships that you select on the application.

FamilyConnect program is located on the AFB web site and is designed to inform and connect families with services and other families who have children with visual impairment. Details about FamilyConnect can be found in a separate listing.

Financial

No fees for services. Not-for-profit

Services
Advocacy
Education Scholarships
Spanish speaking community/materials
Visually Impaired / Blind
Counties Serviced
Nationwide
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