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.


Message to AER Members
August 13, 2018

Ref: AER Resolution Concerning CVI
On July 28, 2018, during the biennial business meeting of the AER membership, held in conjunction with AER’s Biennial International Conference in Reno, Nevada, the AER membership adopted a formal position statement, a resolution [click to view resolution] promoting and defending the right of children with neurological visual impairments to a free and appropriate public education through proper evaluation by qualified personnel. The authors of the resolution have prepared a set of accompanying explanatory notes [click to view explanatory notes] intended to offer additional clarity and context for properly understanding and applying the resolution. Three important points need to be emphasized: (1) the authors’ explanatory notes do not constitute a statement by the AER membership; only the adopted resolution is the official position statement of AER; (2) each of the individual authors of the resolution offered the resolution as individual members of AER and did not author or advocate the resolution’s adoption while representing their employers or on behalf of any other organization or group; (3) during its most recent conference and convention, the American Council of the Blind unanimously adopted a resolution [click to view ACB resolution] slightly narrower in focus but substantially similar in content to the resolution adopted by the AER membership. The explanatory notes provided here are only appropriately used in conjunction with the the AER-adopted resolution.



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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

October 21, 2018 - October 23, 2018

Together We Create Opportunities for Success 2018 NYSAER Conference

Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse, NY

November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018

AZ AER 2018 Fall Conference

Little America Resort 2515 E Butler Ave Flagstaff, AZ

February 14, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Connecting the Dots 2019 Vision Conference

Chicago Marriott Naperville 801 North Naper Boulevard Naperville, Illinois

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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