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Helen Keller: An Introduction

The Helen Keller Archives contain the Helen Keller Papers, the Helen Keller Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection, the Helen Keller Photograph Collection, and books from Helen Keller's library. This archive is a unique collection of material about an extraordinary person and an important American historical asset. Selections from the Archives can be found here, thanks to the generous support of The New York Times Company Foundation.

Test ashish | Helen Keller Biography and Chronology | Online Museums | Photographs of Helen Keller | Helen Keller's Books, Essays, and Speeches | Helen Keller's Letters | Helen Keller Archives | Test ashish

AFB Events and Awards

Find out about projects, events, and awards of the American Foundation for the Blind.

American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference 2012* | Access Awards | 21st Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards | AFB Migel Medal Awards | Gallagher Award | Test ashish

Impact of the American Foundation for the Blind

Impact of the American Foundation for the Blind

| Helping those New to Vision Loss | Supporting Parents | Preparing Job Seekers | Improving Access to Technology | Strengthening the Vision Loss Profession | Promoting Literacy and Inclusion | AFB Breakthroughs Video | AFB 30-Second PSA | AFB Fall Focus 2014

AFB Leadership and Staff

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB): Leaders and Spokespeople The American Foundation for the Blind employs dozens of experts versed in a wide range of topics ranging from assistive technology and ADA compliance to braille literacy and age-related vision loss. Whether you're looking for the current trends in the blindness field or want to discuss accessible voting issues, AFB has the best source for your story.

AFB's Board of Trustees

More Than 90 Years of Advocacy and Support for People with Vision Loss

AFB's history of leadership in the field of blindness and visual impairment

Helen Keller | Anne Sullivan Macy | Louis Braille | Talking Books | M.C. Migel Rare Book Collection | AFB Milestones

Employment Opportunities at the American Foundation for the Blind

Employment opportunities at the American Foundation for the Blind.

A Capital Idea! Successful Strategies for Getting What You Want from Government | Compensation, Benefits, and Work/Life Balance | Diversity | Job Listings

Living with Vision Loss

For Seniors | For Parents of Children Who Are Visually Impaired | Message Boards |

Glossary of Eye Conditions

Glossary of eye conditions, and more

Statistical Snapshots | Cortical Visual Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurological Vision Loss | Diabetes | Test ashish | Macular Degeneration Guide

Technology Resources for People with Vision Loss

Browse through AFB's fact sheets on the assistive technology on which people who are blind or visually impaired depend.

Download Free, Accessible Apps From the American Foundation for the Blind | Learn Tech: Assistive Technology Videos | Technology Training and Awareness Program (TTAP) Overview | Using Social Media with a Visual Impairment or Blindness: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn | Using Technology for Entertainment: A Guide for People with Visual Impairments | Online Shopping and Banking: Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments | Using Technology for Reading: Solutions for People with Visual Impairments and Blindness | Accessible Identification Systems for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired | Medication Management, Health Monitoring, and Fitness Tracking Tools for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired | Smartphone GPS Navigation for People with Visual Impairments | Cell Phones, Tablets, and Other Mobile Technology for Users with Visual Impairments | Cell Phone Accessibility | Reading and Writing | Using a Computer | AccessWorld Appliance Accessibility Guide Introduction | Interviews with Assistive Technology Pioneers | Assistive Technology | Described TV | Using a Computer with a Visual Impairment: A Beginner's Guide to Computer Accessibility | AccessNote Quick Start Guide | AccessNote 1.2 Release Notes

CareerConnect®: For Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

More than half of working-age Americans who are blind or severely visually impaired are not employed, but most would like to work. Find information and resources for job seekers, employers, and service providers to promote and support the employment of people who are blind or visually impaired.

My Profile | Register with CareerConnect | Explore Careers | Make Connections | Find a Job | Learn About Working | Our Stories | CareerConnect Lesson Plans | Careers for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals |


Learn more about the braille code's history, and how it is used today.

What Is Braille? | Resources for Teachers of Braille | Tips for Promoting Your Child's Braille Literacy Skills | DOTS for Braille Literacy | Where to Get Braille

Programs and Services

AFB Tech and Consulting Services

AFB Tech in Huntington, West Virginia

About AFB Tech | Current Initiatives | Creating Accessible Websites | Digital Inclusion | Partnerships | Section 508 Compliance | Contact Us

About the AFB Center on Vision Loss

AFB maintains an office in Dallas, TX, to help ensure that older Americans who are losing their vision receive the special assistance they need to maintain their independence, and over the next few years this office will expand.

Leading the Vision Loss Community | Who We Are: The Staff and Board of the AFB Center on Vision Loss | What We Do | Who We Serve | How You Can Help the AFB Center on Vision Loss | Liz Testing | Prescription Medication Devices

Professional Development

Information for professionals in the blindness field, education, and the aging network.

Online Courses and Webinars from the American Foundation for the Blind | Education Resources for Professionals | Technology Resources for Professionals | Rehabilitation Resources for Professionals | Employment Resources for Professionals | Professionals Serving Seniors | Professionals in Health Care

Join AFB's Advocacy Efforts

AFB advocates before Congress and Executive Branch agencies on behalf of people who are blind or visually impaired. Find testimony and regulatory comments on issues and issue research affecting blind or visually impaired people and learn how to become an effective advocate. Subscribe to AFB's free electronic legislative network, AFB DirectConnect.

Test ashish | Technology and Information Accessibility | Employment and Rehabilitation Policy | Education Policy | Civil Rights Policy | Health and Safety | Policy Research | Public Policy and Policy Research Archive | Research Navigator: A Quarterly Series on Research in Blindness and Visual Impairment from the AFB Public Policy Center | AFB DirectConnect | Agenda-wide Call AVA21 | Research Navigator Newsletter Test | Q&A with an Expert: Special Education and Testing for English Language Learners | 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss


Through sharing of resources, discussion and clarification of major issues, analysis of published research, interpretation of demographic and related data, and the conducting of quantitative and qualitative investigations, AFB's Public Policy Center strives to accurately and persuasively understand and describe the characteristics, experiences, needs, and capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Research and Stats FAQs | Help for Researchers | Education Research | Technology Research | Research on Aging and Vision Loss | Statistical Snapshots | Dissertations in Blindness and Visual Impairment | Policy Research | Corinne Kirchner Research Award Recipients


AccessWorld® | Bookstore |

AFB Press

The publishing activities of the American Foundation for the Blind

Test ashish | ePublications | Information for Authors | Information for Advertisers | Permissions and Copyright Requests | Examination Copies | Contact AFB Press | Test ashish

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB)

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, published by AFB Press

Subscribe Now | Current Issue | Previous Issues | Test ashish | Information for JVIB Authors | For JVIB Peer Reviewers | Test ashish | For JVIB Readers | For JVIB Advertisers | JVIB Editorial Advisory Board | Permissions and Reprints | FAQ for AER Members | JVIB AER Survey Instructions

Get Involved with AFB

Announcements | Blogs | Calendar of Events | AFB Newsletters |

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Braille Bug

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Press Room

For additional information, contact AFB Communications, at

AFB Blog | Test URL by Ashish | AFB Experts Guide | Press Room Archives | President and CEO Biography | AFB in the News

Take Action

AFB's Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, collaborates with policy makers in Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure Americans with vision loss have equal rights and opportunities to fully participate in society. AFB's advocacy strategy is backed by a team of experts who conduct and analyze research related to vision loss.

House Talking Points ES | House Talking Points EN | Call-In Day | Complete Text of Cogswell-Macy Act | Take Action: Macy Act | Macy Act Supporters | Update on the National Call-In Day | The Cogswell-Macy Act

Support AFB With Your Donation

Donate to the American Foundation for the Blind

How Your Gift to AFB Helps | Financial Information | No Limits Learning | Education for ALL | Bequests and Planned Gifts | Other Ways to Give