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Breaking News!

The AER online membership renewal form is under construction through July 3, 2024. In order to renew your membership, please complete the membership form and return it to  memberservices@aerbvi.org.

Membership Application and Renewal Form (Word)
Canadian Residents: Membership Application and Renewal Form (Word)
Corporate Membership Application and Renewal Form (Word)

The new membership renewal platform will be launched for you on July 3.

The entire website will be down for maintenance and upgrades from July 1-3. Please come back on July 3 to experience our new website!

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 AER International Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina!

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This event will take place on July 24-28, 2024 at the Sheraton/Le Meridien Hotel. We will be holding a Call for Presenters in the fall, and registration will open in March 2024. More information on the celebration of the AER 40th Anniversary will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

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The New RE:view

AER’s new Journal, The New RE:View, has launched and is available online. Use the link below to access the first issue!

Learn more about The New RE:View, including the submission process, and how to be a peer reviewer here.

Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB)

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AER members receive a subscription to the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB), the international peer-reviewed journal of record in the blindness field and the official journal of AER.

Click the link below to log into your AER profile and access JVIB.

Who Are We?

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional membership organization dedicated to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss. We promote and support the professions by advocating for evidence-based practices, high-quality standards, value-added resources, and giving voice to issues of critical importance.

We provide professional development through conferences, virtual offerings, and publications to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals within the field.

Why Become A Member?

Why is this important? Because by becoming a member of AER, you join a community of excellence. No matter your role or the number of years in the field, membership in AER places you among a group of elite professionals. AER is a member-centered organization that supports each other; and for that reason, we constantly evolving, growing, and listening. Membership in AER is significant: it’s the one place where like-minded professionals come together to make sure we all have what we need to succeed!

AER Chapters

An AER membership gives you AER Chapter membership at no additional cost. Chapters provide opportunities to connect with local professionals who provide services and resources that enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their educational, employment, and personal independence goals.

Each chapter is unique. With locations throughout the United States and Canada, they provide additional member benefits to AER members at the local level.

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The AER eLearning Center!
Earn those much-needed CEs hours now! Get started now by visiting the AER eLearning Center.

The cost per course for AER members is $10 and non-member per course fee is $25. Please note, those who completed webinars and other sessions prior to February 1, 2021, should download their CE certificates by logging into your AER profile. Any future CE certificates will be provided to you through this new platform.

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