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Students Who Are Blind or Low Vision Deserve Equal Access

AFB urges Congress and the Department of Education to focus on providing states, school districts, and schools with the full capacity they need to serve children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, not on waiving educational rights.

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What does "No Limits Education" look like?

Our Work and Resources

Key Statistics

  • How many children in the U.S. experience vision loss?
  • How many students receive special education services for visual impairments?

Resources

Key links on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, accessible instructional materials, and more.

AFB's COVID-19 Research

Access and Engagement to Education

The first Access and Engagement report is the culmination of a collaborative survey that investigated the early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of children and youth with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities and deafblindness.

Access and Engagement II

The most recent study collected data from 662 family members, teachers of students with visual impairments, and O&M specialists to understand the challenges and successes in the patchwork of education occurring throughout the United States and Canada.

Reflections on the 2020-2021 School Year

It has been over a year since the United States made an almost overnight shift in how our children are educated. The AFB research team wants to gather reflections from a diverse group of stakeholders as the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end.