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Our mission is to empower people toward greater independence and lifelong success by providing free curated information and resources to assist children, parents, job seekers, and adults who are blind or low vision.

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For Job Seekers & Employers

Employment information, tools, and guidance for job seekers who are blind or low vision.

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For Families

Offers support and resources for families of children who are blind or low vision.

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VisionAware

For people adjusting to blindness or low vision, family members and professionals who serve them.

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Need to talk?

If you are looking for resources and services, one of our experienced representatives can provide free information on virtually any topic related to blindness and low vision. Call toll-free (800) 232-5463 Mon-Fri 8 AM – 8 PM Eastern or e-mail us at [email protected].

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New for 2024! FamilyConnect’s Getting Started Guide Birth to 3rd Grade

provides information about visual development, navigating IFSP and IEPs, tips and ideas to support your child at home, braille literacy, and a wealth of other resources to support you raising your child.

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New for 2024! FamilyConnect’s Getting Started Guide 4th to 12th Grade

provides information about vision in children, navigating IEPs, tips and ideas to implement in your home, technology, transition and a wealth of additional resources to support you raising your child. 

Directory of Services

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Exploring Your Future?

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Find information about programs that emphasize empowerment, career exploration, and work experiences for teens and young adults who are blind and have low vision in our Transition Hub.

Are You a Job Seeker?

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Attention, students and job seekers with blindness or low vision! Prepare to sharpen your career exploration and job-seeking abilities. The APH ConnectCenter and NSITE have collaborated to refresh the Job Seeker’s Toolkit, offering an accessible, self-paced, and complimentary online training course.

Explore Eye Conditions on VisionAware

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2023 Low Vision History Timeline

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An ongoing project to chronicle important events in the history of the field which have contributed to or been critical in changing knowledge and
practice.

Blog Posts

  • Monarch: Thriving Beyond the Classroom

    Monarch: Thriving Beyond the Classroom

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)APH is proud to introduce the Monarch, a revolutionary multiline Braille display transforming the information age landscape for blind and low vision adults. With its innovative design, the Monarch is not just a device; it’s a beacon of inclusivity, empowering college students to thrive in universities where barriers…


  • Empowering Blind Job Seekers Through Innovation: Meet Tanner Gers

    Empowering Blind Job Seekers Through Innovation: Meet Tanner Gers

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Tanner Gers is on a mission to reshape the unemployment landscape for blind and low-vision job seekers in a big way. He takes employment readiness and training for blind and low-vision job seekers seriously.  A noticeably focused professional, Tanner has leveraged his career journey into a comprehensive and…


  • Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills

    Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Kick off the summer by helping your child practice independent living skills. APH Hive and APH FamilyConnect joined forces to provide an Access Academy two-part webinar, perfect for parents and professionals looking to assess and develop critical skills for children who are blind or have low vision. You’ll…


Webinars

  • Career Conversations interview Managing Director of AccessAbility Officer 

    Career Conversations interview Managing Director of AccessAbility Officer 

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish) Webinar Date: Thursday, August 1, 2024 6:00 PM EDT Join APH CareerConnect for our very popular Career Conversations Series.  Tanner will share about his career path as well as his job as Managing Director of AccessAbility Officer.   We will begin with a discussion on how our featured…


  • Career Conversations: Interview with a Chemist 

    Career Conversations: Interview with a Chemist 

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)Join CareerConnect for our popular Career Conversations where we will be interviewing Hoby Wedler, a chemist who is blind. Hoby will share his journey in obtaining his PH.D. and moving into his career.  We will begin with a discussion on how our featured professional started out and ended…


  • Employment Connections:  Achieving Employment Equity

    Employment Connections:  Achieving Employment Equity

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish) Webinar Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 4:00 PM EDT The APH ConnectCenter is pleased to be hosting practitioners in the field of blindness and employment research for this one-hour candid and informative discussion. Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share information for active job seekers in…


  • Interview with a Genetic Counselor 

    Interview with a Genetic Counselor 

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish) Webinar Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:00 PM EDT Join APH CareerConnect for our very popular Career Conversations Series. Ronit Mazzoni will share her journey from college to working as a Genetic Counselor in various settings over the past ten-plus years.   We will begin with a discussion…


  • Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

    Empowering Young Entrepreneurs

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish)It is never too early to begin earning a little cash. The key is to let your child take the lead with their passions and you come alongside them with their journey. Your knowledge and understanding fill the gaps to help them build their own side hustle. Join…


  • Career Conversations: Interview with a Senior Software Engineer

    Career Conversations: Interview with a Senior Software Engineer

    This content is also available in: Español (Spanish) Webinar Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024 6:00 PM EDT Join the team at APH ConnectCenter for our very popular Career Conversations  Series. APH ConnectCenter staff will welcome, Andres Gonzalez, Senior Software Engineer. Andres will discuss his journey to become a blind Senior Software Engineer. The interview will…