AER International Conference 2016


Date: 3/1/16
For Release at Will
Contact: Ginger Croce

AER International Conference 2016 – Largest Conference for Vision Professionals Working with Individuals Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

(Alexandria, Va.) The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting the AER International Conference 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida, July 20-24.

This is the largest conference devoted exclusively to vision professionals who work with or on behalf of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This year’s conference theme “Connect. Collaborate. Achieve” embodies everything that delegates will gain from the conference.

“The event will feature the most current information, innovative techniques, proven strategies and the latest resources,” said Jim Adams, chair of the conference program committee. Leading experts, seasoned professionals and thought leaders will provide more than 150 hours of sessions related to orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation therapy, preK-12, physical education, information technology, low vision rehabilitation and much more.

Special events include the pre-conference daylong MacFarland Seminar on Pediatric Ophthalmology and AER LIFT leadership training for chapter and division officers on July 20.

Keynote speaker for the opening celebration on the evening of July 20 is Vera Jones, motivational speaker and author of “Play Through the Foul: Basketball Lessons for the Game of Life.”

Early Bird deadline for registration is April 14. For more information, visit

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The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is the only international membership organization dedicated to rendering support and assistance to professionals who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults. Membership is comprised of more than 3,800 professionals who provide services to people with visual impairments.