AER International Conference 2024

The 2024 AER International Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Call for Presenters is open!

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Our 40th Anniversary conference will be held at the Sheraton/Le Meridien Hotel in uptown Charlotte from July 24-28, 2024. Attendee registration is now open! Click here to register now.

The exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising sales are now open. Click here to reserve your exhibit booth and sponsor options now! Attendee registration is scheduled to open in early February. Stay tuned for more information.

 Plan now to join us for the AER International Conference 2024! It will be the experience of a lifetime.

 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!

The Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB)

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.

Access JVIB

 AER Chapters

An AER membership gives you 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.

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

AER Chapters


The New RE:view

AER’s new Journal, The New RE:View (TNR), 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. 

Access TNR

 AER Divisions

AER divisions are professional learning communities. They provide unique opportunities for members to learn, explore, and grow professionally!

As a member of AER, you can join up to three divisions at no additional cost. Any additional divisions are $10. each. AER currently has 16 divisions. You will find a division or two perfect for you!

Division Handbook: Division-Handbook

AER Divisions