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2022 AER International Conference

We hope that you are all feeling energized and revitalized after attending the 2022 AER International Conference in St. Louis, MO.

We held 156 break-out sessions, 273 speakers, 31 companies exhibited, 8 sponsors and advertisers, and 622 attendees!

Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB)

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AER members receive a subscription to the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB), the international peer-reviewed journal of record in the blindness field and the official journal of AER.
Click the link below to log into your AER profile and access JVIB.


Who Are We?

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional membership organization dedicated to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss. We promote and support the professions by advocating for evidence-based practices, high-quality standards, value-added resources, and giving voice to issues of critical importance.

We provide professional development through conferences, virtual offerings, and publications to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals within the field.

Why Become A Member?

Why is this important? Because by becoming a member of AER, you join a community of excellence. No matter your role or the number of years in the field, membership in AER places you among a group of elite professionals. AER is a member-centered organization that supports each other; and for that reason, we constantly evolving, growing, and listening. Membership in AER is significant: it’s the one place where like-minded professionals come together to make sure we all have what we need to succeed!

AER Chapters

An AER membership gives you AER Chapter membership at no additional cost. Chapters provide opportunities to connect with local professionals who provide services and resources that enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their educational, employment, and personal independence goals.

Each chapter is unique. With locations throughout the United States and Canada, they provide additional member benefits to AER members at the local level.

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The AER eLearning Center!
Earn those much-needed CEs hours now! Get started now by visiting the AER eLearning Center.

The cost per course for AER members is $10 and non-member per course fee is $25. Please note, those who completed webinars and other sessions prior to February 1, 2021, should download their CE certificates by logging into your AER profile. Any future CE certificates will be provided to you through this new platform.

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Upcoming Events

March 13, 2023 - March 14, 2023

Virginia AER Summit 2023: Better Together

The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel Natural Bridge, Virginia

March 16, 2023 - March 18, 2023

Pacific Northwest AER: Collaboration, Innovation and Beyond!

Three Rivers Convention Center Kennewick, Washington

March 23, 2023 - March 24, 2023

Georgia AER Chapter Conference

Hotel Tybee Tybee Island, Georgia

March 23, 2023 - March 25, 2023

Texas AER Chapter Conference

Embassy Suites Denton, Texas

April 19, 2023 - April 21, 2023

Penn-Del AER: Save the Date!

Best Western Premier Central Hotel and Conference Center Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Join

Regular Member

$175/year

Includes individuals in an educational, rehabilitation, and/or professional field working with those who are blind or visually impaired. A voting membership open to anyone living in the U.S. or Canada.

International Member

$175/year

Includes individuals in a educational, rehabilitation, and/or professional field working with those who are blind or visually impaired. A voting membership open to anyone living outside the U.S. or Canada.

Student Member

$98/year

A voting membership open to university students. Need to supply University/College name, expected graduation date, degree program, advisor name & email for confirmation. Limited to 6 cumulative years.

Organization Member

$605-$755/year

Organizational Member – A non-voting membership category for companies, state/provincial agencies, school systems, non-profit agencies, and other entities that serve those who are blind and visually impaired.

See more membership options or Join Now