Welcome to AER Online
Advance Registration is Closed!
Registration will be available onsite. The biennial event is set for July 30-August 3 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. Join us for outstanding education and networking opportunities where luminaries from throughout the vision field will share their expertise. Plus you will be part of AER's exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations. For more information and to register go to http://aerbvi.org/international2014.
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. Add the CE Access Pass when you register for the upcoming AER Conference. Purchase during registration or call AER at 703-671-4500 to "Add the Pass" if you've already registered. Prices increase after the conference.
AER Report Summer Issue Available
The AER Report Summer 2014 issue is available for viewing online in an interactive format or for downloading. Be sure to read the cover story, "Research Finds Link Between Employer Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Employees Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired," and check out other articles about UEB, the International Conference, the North Carolina Central University Visual Impairment Training Program, Braille on Pharmaceutical Packaging, 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 Web page.
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 July-August 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
New recorded webinars available!
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AER's Mission Statement
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.