Our Work and Resources
Understanding Transportation Options
The Visually Impaired Seniors’ Independent Travel Opportunities and Resources (Project VISITOR) research team is surveying organizations and individuals to identify current transportation practices and challenges for older people with vision loss. In Phase One, we surveyed agencies' understanding of existing transportation options, and in Phase two, we will interview individuals to understand how they get from place to place.
As people get older, they’re more likely to develop age-related eye diseases that can cause vision loss.
- How many seniors in the U.S. are blind or visually impaired?
- How does vision loss change with age?
- What can we expect in the future?
Priorities for Aging and Vision Loss
AFB is prioritizing its initiatives and engaging partners to create systemic change, so that there are No Limits for older people experiencing vision loss.
AFB brought advocates together to create the 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss in order to:
- raise awareness
- advocate for better funding, and quality, of services
- promote the rights of seniors with vision loss