Welcome to AERBVI


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AER is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss. Our aim is to 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. AER provides professional development via face-to-face conferences, virtual offerings and publications to strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of professionals within the field. AER provides networking, mentoring, connectivity, awards and scholarships for professionals to advance excellence within the field. Our aim is to ensure that persons with vision loss will have optimal gains and greater independence by giving timely, intentional and value-added support to professionals in the field.


Shop Online and Support AER

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AER is part of the AmazonSmile Program, which means when you shop online at Amazon, the retailer will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Just bookmark the AER portal when you start shopping. This joins AER’s Shop.com program, which provides a cashback benefit for shoppers who use the AER portal as well as royalties to AER.


AER Members – Create Your Account

AER’s website allows members access to their member record for address updates, to renew, make purchases, and to get to members-only sections of the website. First, members must register for an account. To activate the account:

  • Select the login tab at the top of the page to be directed to a series of pages.
  • Select Register Now at the bottom of the page.
  • Select Quick Activation by Contact ID.
  • Enter your member number, first name and last name.
  • Choose your own username and password.

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Upcoming Events

March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019

2019 PNW AER Conference

Central Washington University 400 E University Way Ellensburg, Washington

March 28, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Be the Light: TAER Conference 2019

​The Omni ​9821 Colonnade Boulevard San Antonio, TX

March 29, 2019 -

DC/MD AER Conference – Hot Button Topics Facing Our Field Today

The Meeting House 5885 Robert Oliver Pl Columbia, MD US

April 10, 2019 - April 12, 2019

AER Alive in 2019 Dakotas AER Conference

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind 500 Stanford Road Grand Forks, North Dakota

April 24, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Penn-Del AER

Best Western Premier Central Hotel 800 E Park Dr. Harrisburg, PA

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Meet Me Where I Am Michigan AER Conference

The Marriott at Laurel Park Place 17100 Laurel Park Drive North Livonia, Michigan

May 9, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Collaborative Vision Conference 2019 Wisconsin AER Conference

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center 1001 Amber Ave Steven’s Point, WI

September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019

Arkansas AER Conference 2019

Four Points by Sheraton 925 S. University Ave. Little Rock, Arkansas

September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Sharing the Vision Conference 2019 Florida AER Conference

Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista 13351 State Road Orlando, FL

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Regular Member


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


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


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


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