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

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

$175/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.

Same Residential Household Member

$148/year

A voting membership open to an additional member residing in the same residential household as a current AER Regular member. Provide the name of the AER member residing in the same household.

Retired Member

$98/year

A voting membership for anyone who has retired from a career in the field and is not working full time.

Support/Clerical Member

$98/year

A voting membership for individuals who are working in positions of paraprofessional or clerical support.

Student Member

$98/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.

Transition Member

$144/year

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

A non-voting membership category for anyone who is not employed in the field such as a parent or caregiver or who is preparing for employment in the field.

Organization Memberships

Organization Member

$605-$755/year

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.