Membership Types

Select the “Join” link at the top of this page to join AER or to renew your membership. Fees listed in U.S. dollars.

Individual Memberships

Regular Member

$175/year

Regular level members are individuals in an educational, rehabilitation, and/or professional field working with those who are blind or visually impaired. Regular members are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees, receive official AER  publications, and all other rights and benefits provided by AER.

International Member

$175/year

International level members are individuals living outside of the United States, who work in an educational, rehabilitation, and/or professional field working with those who are blind or visually impaired. International level members are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees, receive official AER  publications, and all other rights and benefits provided by AER.

Same Residential Household Member

$148/year

Same Residential Household members are individuals residing in the same household as a current AER Regular member. (You must provide the name of the AER member residing in the same household). Same Residential Household members are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees, receive official AER  publications, and all other rights and benefits provided by AER.

Retired Member

$98/year

Retired level AER members are individuals who have reached the age of 65 and are eligible to retire under the current Social Security regulations, and are officially retired from their primary professional activities. Retired members are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees, receive official AER  publications, and all other rights and benefits provided by AER.

Support/Clerical Member

$98/year

Support/Clerical members are individuals working in positions of paraprofessional or clerical support. They are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees, receive official AER  publications, and all other rights and benefits provided by AER.

Student Member

$98/year

A Student level membership is open to students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs of higher learning. They are required to provide AER with their University/College name, expected graduation date, degree program, advisor name & email (for confirmation). This member category is available for 6 cumulative years max. Students are eligible to vote, hold office, serve on committees, receive official AER  publications, and all other rights and benefits provided by AER.

Transition Member

$144/year

Transition members are individuals who have completed their education and are newly entering their career. Upon graduation, current student members are eligible for a one-year Transition Member category, which provides the same member benefits as the Regular Member category.

Associate Member

$98/year

Associate level members are non-voting members, eligible to anyone who is not employed in the field, such as a parent or caregiver or who is preparing for employment in the field.

Corporate Memberships

Corporate Member

$605-$755/year

A Corporate level member is 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, and who support the goals and objectives of AER.