International Organizations

International organizations that provide information, services, and resources for the blind and visually impaired.

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) Advocacy:

An international membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to the professionals who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults.

The Advocacy area of AER addresses legislation and advocacy activities intended to improve education and independence for those with visual impairment or blindness.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

An international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

International Council for Education of People With Visual Impairment (CEVI)

A global association of individuals and organizations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for all children and youth with visual impairment so that they may achieve their full potential.

Publisher of The Educator.

Lions Clubs International Foundation

Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" during the association's 1925 international convention.