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AER Conference on Vision Loss in Older Adults and Veterans: Leveraging our Collective Wisdom
November 4-6, 2015
Norfolk, Virginia

AER is pleased to announce an exciting new educational/learning opportunity coming next year in Norfolk, Virginia.

The AER Conference on Vision Loss in Older Adults and Veterans: Leveraging our Collective Wisdom will tackle important issues facing vision rehabilitation therapists, low vision therapists, orientation & mobility specialists, occupational therapists and others in the vision medical field who work with blinded veterans and older persons with vision loss.  The event is set for November 4-6, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia.

This conference will provide attendees with methods for building bridges by combining knowledge gained from years of working with older persons and injured military personnel with visual impairments to improve services to both groups.

Topics will include:

  • Vision rehabilitation for soldiers and young veterans
  • The effects of the aging process on vision, cognitive processes, physical abilities and quality of life
  • Approaches, techniques and resources from experts in blind rehabilitation and aging services

More Information Coming Soon!



Thank You for Attending the AER International Conference 2014!

The conference was a huge success, and we know it was because of the attendees, speakers and volunteers who came together to make this a memorable experience for all.


The evaluation surveys will be open until September 8, 2014.  Please be sure and complete the surveys to help us make our 2016 conference in Jacksonville just as impressive!





Add Value to Your AER International Conference Experience with Online Access to Conference Sessions

Don't let your learning end when the AER International Conference 2014 does.  The AER Knowledge Center connects you to informative session recordings from the conference so you can catch up on what you missed, review industry education, refresh your memory, and earn CEUs between conferences.  Enrich your professional development with education presented by leading experts in your field. 


AER Report Fall Issue Available

The AER Report Fall 2014 issue is available for viewing online in an interactive format or for downloading.  This issue features photos from the highly successful AER International Conference 2014; a tribute to Rick Welsh, AER's first president; bylaws changes; the revised listserv policy; 30th Anniversary highlights; and more.  View the current issue in its interactive online format or in pdf or text versions.  You will need your AER username and password to access this.



Joint Webinars from AER and AFB 

AER and the American Foundation for the Blind have teamed up to create and deliver a series of webinars for professionals in the blindness field looking to expand their knowledge. AER members receive a 20% discount for the AER and AFB Joint Webinars.  To receive the discount, AER members must link to the AFB eLearning Center through the AER and AFB Joint Webinars page, using an AER member user name and password.

The first webinar in the series is "Low Vision Optical Devices: Improving Visibility for People with Low Vision" presented by Ike Presley.  Cost is $39.20 for members, $49 for non-members.  Non-members can access the webinars through the AFB eLearning Center.


AER Knowledge Center
Click here to reach the AER Knowledge Center with more than 70 hours each of programming from the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2013 and the AER International Conference 2012. Log in and create an account and purchase sessions by the hour, if you did not purchase a CE Access Pass.

The November-December 2014 Issue of JVIB is Available Online
Click the link below to view this members only benefit.  To access this feature you must be signed in to the members only section of the AER website, refer to your username and password appearing on your AER member card, or contact aer@aerbvi.org for assistance.

Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness

New recorded webinars available!

Click here to learn more.


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The mission of AER is to support professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments.

Who We Are
International in scope, AER's membership consists of a very diverse group, including administrators, vision rehabilitation therapists (formerly known as rehabilitation teachers), orientation and mobility specialists, low vision therapists, itinerant teachers, and support personnel, who work with infants, children and teens, adults, seniors, and veterans. Whatever the specialty, all AER members are committed to the principle that blind and visually impaired persons have unique needs which require specialized services delivered by trained individuals. The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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