Welcome to AERBVI


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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.

AER Submits Comments on WIOA

AER submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education and members of Congress on August 18, 2017, expressing opposition to rules enacted by the department in 2016 regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). View the comments in the AER News section.

Thank you for attending the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference & Meeting 2017

Thank you attendees, presenters, volunteers and organizers for a wonderful educational and networking event in the outstanding city of Pittsburgh. Find conference resources, including session handouts and a complete program in the conference resources section of the site.

Mark Your Calendar

Several AER chapters will be holding fall conferences. Please scroll down to view upcoming events below or select the Events tab at the top of the page for more information. Check back frequently for new information.

Shop Online and Support AER

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.

Save the Date!

The AER International Conference 2018 will be held July 25-29, 2018, in Reno, Nevada. This conference is held every other year in even years, so mark you calendar and make plans to attend this exceptional learning and networking experience.

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



Poco Diablo Resort Sedona, AZ


DC/MD Call for Papers

St. Michael's, Maryland

September 27, 2017 - September 29, 2017

It’s A Magical afFAER!

Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista 13351 State Road 535 Orlando, Florida

October 12, 2017 -

AER Neurological Visual Impairment Division Learning Program

Hyatt Regency Louisville 311 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY USA

November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

Together We Can Do So Much – Mississippi AER Conference

1252 Eastover Dr. Mississippi School for the Blind Jackson, Mississippi

November 15, 2017 - November 17, 2017

2017 NE/AER Fall Conference (Call For Presentation)

Hilton Burlington Burlington, Vermont USA

July 25, 2018 - July 29, 2018

AER International Conference 2018

Peppermill Resort Reno, Nevada 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