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The AER Office is closed through July 26, 2016, while staff attends the AER International Conference 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Welcome to the New AER Website 

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) welcomes you to its new website, which is designed on an accessible platform and adaptable for viewing on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.

AER is pleased to provide resources to the professionals who serve those who are blind and visually impaired.

AER Business Meeting 2016

Members are cordially invited to attend the AER Business Meeting, July 23, 2016, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Grand 4. View meeting documents online.

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 and join us at the AER Awards Luncheon on July 22 at the AER International Conference 2016 in Jacksonville.

Registration is Open for AER International Conference 2016

Connect. Collaborate. Achieve. July 20-24, 2016, Jacksonville, Florida USAMake sure the AER International Conference 2016 is marked prominently on your calendar for the summer of 2016 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, and register today! We’re expecting more than 650 professionals from the field of blindness and visual impairment to attend. That makes the AER International Conference 2016 North America’s largest meeting of vision education and rehabilitation professionals.

The biennial conference will feature hands-on presentations in the field of blindness and visual impairment along with vendors showcasing state-of-the-art technology and services. We also have stimulating sessions starring motivational speakers Vera Jones and Enrique Oliu, both with ties to the blindness community.

Registration is open for the AER International Conference 2016 – advance registration deadline is June 20, so sign up today. Join us in July!

AER Members – Create Your Account

AER’s new 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.

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2016 - July 24, 2016

AER International Conference 2016

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 East Coastline Drive Jacksonville, Florida USA

September 17, 2016 - September 17, 2016

TNAER Fall Conference 2016

Tennessee School for the Blind; PD Room , Tennessee USA

October 19, 2016 - October 21, 2016

AER Northern Rockies Chapter Fall Conference

Spring Creek Ranch Jackson, WY USA

October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016

AER Mississippi Conference 2016

Mississippi Library Commission Jackson, MS USA

November 3, 2016 - November 4, 2016

Arizona AER Fall Conference

Yuma, AZ USA

November 6, 2016 - March 8, 2016

NEW YORK STATE AER

DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse , USA

November 7, 2016 -

Missouri AER Fall 2016 Conference and Business Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn - Columbia 3300 Vandiver Drive Columbia,, MO USA

November 16, 2016 - November 18, 2016

NE/AER Chapter Fall Conference

Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Portland, ME USA

July 19, 2017 - July 22, 2017

AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

See all upcoming events

Join

Regular Member

$170/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

$170/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

$93/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

$600-$750/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