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2022 AER Biennial International Conference Session Proposals  
AER is excited to announce that the session proposal submission website for the 2022 AER Biennial International Conference is now live! This event will be held at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO on July 20-24, 2022.

Proposals are being accepted for sixty-minute breakout sessions, ninety-minute breakout sessions, and posters. The following information is required in the Conference Session Proposal to complete your submission: Presenter Biography and Headshot; Session Title, Description, and Knowledge Level; Topic and Type; Presentation Summary; and Three Learning Objectives.

The deadline to submit your proposal is December 1, 2021.

Submit Your Session Proposal Here  

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Introducing AER’s most recent contribution to the vibrancy of the professional vision loss community, the AER eLearning Center! Earn those much needed CEs hours now! Get started now by visiting https://www.aerelearning.org/  

The cost per course for AER members is $10 and the 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.

If you have any technical issues, please contact Megan Doty at [email protected]


In light of circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the AER Accreditation Council approves, through December 31, 2021 the following policy for all higher education programs, agencies and specialized schools pursuing or maintaining accreditation. Click here to continue reading…



The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional 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.

AER Chapters
An AER membership provides automatic membership in an AER Chapter at no additional cost. Chapters provide unique 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.

Why Membership Matters
When you join 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 where members support each other; and for that reason and many others, AER is constantly evolving, growing and listening. Your goals and your needs are our purpose. Membership in AER is significant: it’s the one place where likeminded professionals come together to make sure members have what they need to succeed.

Upcoming Events


Michigan AER: Call for Presentations! Reconnecting for All!

Virtual Conference Deadline to Submit Proposal, November 18, 2021

October 7, 2021 - October 8, 2021

Mississippi AER 2021 Conference: Mapping Our Way Forward

Virtual Online Conference Open to all, Registration is now open!

October 15, 2021 - March 11, 2022

Georgia AER Virtual Two-Day Conference

Virtual Conference Georgia AER,

October 20, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Dakotas AER 2021 Conference: Work it!

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind--Join Us Virtually or In-Person 500 Stanford Road, ##! Grand Forks, North Dakota

October 25, 2021 - October 26, 2021

New York AER Chapter Conference: The Many Hats We Wear

Virtual Conference ,

October 26, 2021 - October 28, 2021

Northern Rockies AER Chapter Conference 2021

Cody, Wyoming

November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021

South Carolina AER: Annual Conference (Virtual)


November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Northeast AER Conference: Navigating Our Way Together

Virtual Conference – Open to All ,

November 30, 2021 - December 1, 2021

Florida AER: 2021 FAER Future in Focus Conference

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort 5500 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach, Florida

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.

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