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The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. Tax ID 13-5562161


Since our founding nearly one century ago, AFB has been passionate about helping people with vision loss live lives of limitless possibility.  We are committed to creating a more equitable world for the more than 20 million people in the U.S. and 285 million people around the globe who are living with vision loss.  We champion access and equality, stand at the forefront of new technologies, and connect families to valuable knowledge and support.

Through our five U.S. offices and award-winning family of websites we:

  • Offer a forum for connection and information for individuals with vision loss and their families;
  • Collaborate with designers and manufacturers to make products and technology more accessible;
  • Educate vision-loss professionals through our publications, webinars, and online courses;
  • Advocate for landmark legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.