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Feb 09, 2016, 14:19 ET The American Foundation for the Blind Names Susan Mazrui the Recipient of the 2016 Stephen Garff Marriott Award

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has named Susan Mazrui, a former AFB Trustee, the recipient of the 2016 Stephen Garff Marriott Award....


Feb 09, 2016, 10:08 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2016 Access Award Winners

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is proud to announce that Avid Technology, Inc., Glinda...


Jan 28, 2016, 16:56 ET The American Foundation for the Blind Board Names Kirk Adams As Next President and CEO

 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Board of Trustees today named Kirk Adams, currently the president and CEO of The Lighthouse for...


Jan 08, 2016, 10:19 ET American Foundation for the Blind Names 2016 Migel Medal Recipients

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the 2016 winners of the Migel Medals, the highest honor in the blindness field. The...


Aug 11, 2015, 16:25 ET American Foundation for the Blind President & CEO, Carl Augusto, to Retire in Spring 2016

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced that its President & CEO, Carl R. Augusto, will retire in the spring of 2016 after...


May 06, 2015, 10:00 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2015 Helen Keller Achievement Award Honorees

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the names of four honorees who will receive the prestigious Helen Keller Achievement...


May 05, 2015, 15:14 ET The American Foundation for the Blind Creates an Accessible Video Player and Makes It Available As a Free Download

Today, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) made its new, accessible HTML5 embedded video player available as a free download. The AFB...


Feb 04, 2015, 12:51 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2015 Access Award Winners

 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is proud to announce that Comcast, Microsoft, MIPsoft, Odin Mobile, Joel Snyder,...


Oct 03, 2014, 15:15 ET New "Breakthroughs" PSA from the American Foundation for the Blind to Air in Honor of Blindness Awareness Month

A new public service announcement (PSA) from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is scheduled to air on national television this October in...


Jun 03, 2014, 10:54 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2014 Helen Keller Achievement Awardees

 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has announced the recipients of its prestigious Helen Keller Achievement Awards that will be held...


Feb 14, 2014, 13:30 ET Landmark Legislation to Provide Improved Education for Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments Introduced into U.S. House

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced today the introduction of H.R. 4040­—the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy...


Oct 30, 2013, 10:30 ET American Foundation for the Blind Welcomes New Chair to its National Board

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)—one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted to expanding possibilities for people with...


Oct 29, 2013, 11:15 ET VisionAware Introduces Getting Started Kit for Those Newly-Diagnosed with Vision Loss

 Over 21.2 million Americans report trouble seeing, and that number is on the rise. For adults experiencing vision loss for the first time, the...


Jul 24, 2013, 09:00 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces Call for Nominations for 2014 Migel Medals

Today, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced an invitation for nominations for the 2014 Migel Medals, the highest honor in the...


May 15, 2013, 14:24 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces New, Enhanced eLearning Center for Vision Loss Professionals

Busy professionals in the blindness and low vision fields now have a familiar resource with a new look and even more robust offerings: the AFB...


Apr 17, 2013, 10:00 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2013 Access Award Winners

AT&T, Regal Entertainment Group, Panasonic, RNIB, and Best Buy lauded for accessible design This spring, AT&T*, Best Buy, Panasonic,...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:00 ET American Foundation for the Blind Introduces Described TV Listings

Finding described television shows just got much easier. As part of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, several of...


Feb 04, 2013, 11:00 ET New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®

For the millions of Americans with vision loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work, at school, or at home, the American...


Nov 09, 2012, 06:00 ET New Information Hub for Veterans with Vision Loss

Veterans experiencing vision problems have a new place online to find a host of materials to help them live fully and stay active. The new guide,...


Jul 12, 2012, 10:00 ET President Obama Signs Landmark Accessible Prescription Drug Label Bill

AFB Applauds White House and Congress for Protecting the Safety of Americans with Vision Loss NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...


Jun 12, 2012, 10:15 ET New Website Offers Information and Support for Adults with Vision Loss

 Are you or a family member having difficulty seeing? Or perhaps been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration, cataracts,...


Mar 28, 2012, 10:30 ET American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2012 Access Award Winners

Major League Baseball, NV Access, Leader Dogs for the Blind and Lauren Lieberman Cited for Making Products and Services Accessible to Visually...


Mar 07, 2012, 10:00 ET The American Foundation for the Blind Unveils Enhanced Website Redesign

 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, today announced...


Feb 01, 2012, 10:20 ET New Book Offers Fresh Insight on Depression Treatment with AMD Diagnosis

 In Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind, a new text on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from AFB Press, author Lindy Bergman recounts her...


Mar 10, 2011, 10:05 ET AFB and NAPVI Announce Breakthrough Social Network for Parents of Visually Impaired Children

FamilyFriends Adds New Dimension to FamilyConnect Web Portal; Members Can Post and Share Profiles, News, Links The American Foundation for the...