American Foundation For The Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens. The American Foundation for the Blind promotes wide-ranging, systemic change by addressing critical issues such as employment, independent living, literacy, and technology. In addition to its New York City headquarters, the AFB maintains four National Centers in cities across the United States, and a Governmental Relations office in Washington, DC. It publishes the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, a professional journal, and Access World, a consumer-oriented publication on assistive technology that is available free through the AFB web site. The AFB Press also publishes books on teaching braille, which are available through the AFB Bookstore.