The Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL) is a non-profit organization in which membership is open to blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals. While people of all ages are welcome to join, AAVL focuses on concerns of persons who have lost or are losing sight later in life, or who have dealt with sight loss for much of their lives and are now entering their later years. It advocates for the improvement of the social, economic and cultural status of adults with vision loss, supporting education awareness and adult rehabilitation programs for the blind and visually impaired. To accomplish this, it investigates both governmental and private services that may benefit its clientele. In addition, it seeks to sponsor cultural, educational and athletic activities of interest to its members and to inform the public about sight loss in older populations. Its members also provide mutual encouragement and support through social interaction. AAVL is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB).
In furtherance of its mission, AAVL has established this web site to provide information that may be of use both to those persons who are currently experiencing vision loss and to those persons who have dealt with sight loss for some time. This page contains a link to information about AAVL’s organization and governing structure including a list of its current officers and board members. Another link provides information about events sponsored by AAVL or in which it participates. Links are also provided to outside resources serving persons with vision loss including government agencies and private organizations, to transportation and mobility options and training, and to technology and commercial aids. Another link describes recreation and entertainment activities specifically for low and no vision persons. Finally, there is a link describing how to make donations to AAVL.
AAVL maintains a listserv where its members post information and communicate with each other. The address for contacting the listserv is firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about AAVL or to join, please contact its President at
email@example.com. Or download AAVL Membership Form here.
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