Welcome to AERBVI


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It’s 2017 – May this new year bring you success, happiness and peace.

The AER office will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday and on Friday, January 20, 2017, Presidential Inauguration Day.

Welcome – The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is pleased to provide resources to the professionals who serve those who are blind and visually impaired.

Submit O&M Presentation Proposals by January 26

aer-iomc-logo-blk-yellow-hiresAER Executive Director Lou Tutt invites you to be a part of the largest and most exciting conference for orientation and mobility professionals from all over the world by submitting a proposal to present at the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017. The conference will be held July 19-22, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will offer an unmatched opportunity to share your practice innovations, strategies, research, and expertise.

Mark Your Calendar

Several AER chapters will be holding winter and spring conferences. Please scroll down to view upcoming events below or select the Events tab at the top of the page for more information.

Shop Online and Support AER

AER has joined 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.

Save the Date!

The AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017 will be held July 19-22, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will offer an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and network with the best of the best! Achieving excellence in professional growth and service delivery is the aim of this conference. Here you will engage with hundreds of O&M Specialists from around the world, explore critical topics in the field and be a part of conversations that will shape the future of Orientation and Mobility! Mark your calendars today. Learn more.

2016 AER Award Winners Announced

The AER Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 AER awards for outstanding service and excellence in the field of visual impairment and blindness. Select the link to view the 2016 winners who were honored at the AER Awards Luncheon on July 22 during the AER International Conference 2016 in Jacksonville.

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

January 12, 2017 - January 13, 2017

LAER 2017 Workshop

Louisiana School Of The Visually Impaired 2888 Brightside Lane Baton Rouge, Louisiana

February 16, 2017 - February 17, 2017

2017 IAER Vision Conference

Chicago Marriott Naperville 1801 N. Naper Blvd. Naperville, IL USA

March 2, 2017 - March 4, 2017

AER Virginia Chapter 2017 Conference

Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington, VA USA

April 26, 2017 - April 28, 2017

2017 Penn-Del AER Conference

Best Western Premier Central Hotel 800 E Park Drive Harrisburg, PA USA

July 19, 2017 - July 22, 2017

AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh 600 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

See all upcoming events


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