Welcome to GaAER
The Georgia chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired
On behalf of the Georgia Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (GaAER), we welcome you to our chapter website. During your visit we hope you will find the information helpful as you learn about the activities and happenings of the Georgia AER Chapter and low vision and blindness resources available in Georgia. In the navigational toolbar or the links below, you will find information about our chapter including our mission, current board members, and recent newsletters. You will also find highlights from our annual conference, statewide training opportunities, information on Georgia blindness agencies, and university systems of Georgia disability services contacts just to name a few. We encourage vision professionals as well as those entering the vision field to join us through membership.
GaAER Conference 2023
March 23rd - 24th
@ Hotel Tybee
in Tybee Island, Georgia
We'll see you at the beach!
Our Technology Sponsor
The Georgia AER Board would like to say a special thank you for WTOC 11 for providing all AV equipment to make this conference possible.
Florida Vision Technology is a certified woman-owned small business based out of Fort
Lauderdale. Lesa Kretschmer, Founder, and CEO, have worked in the blindness and low
vision industry for more than 29 years. She is committed to placing the best assistive
technology solutions available today within reach of blind and visually challenged people of
all ages and walks of life.
Assistive Technology Evaluations for Students, Adults & Employers • Individualized & Group
Trainings for Consumers, Agencies, Institutions & Corporations • Support to Identify Access
Solutions to Increase Independence • Product Demonstrations Representing Multiple
Manufacturers • Customizing, Maintaining & Repairing Assistive Technology • Device Rental
& Payment Programs • In-home or On-site Delivery, Set-up & Technical Training •
Accessibility Website Testing with our trained employees
Georgia AER Awards
The Georgia AER Board would like to present awards for deserving colleagues at our March General Meeting. Please nominate fellow Georgia AER members for the following award:
Rookie of the Year Award
Professional Achievement Award
Employer of the Year Award
Bennett Baxley Merit Award
Please click the link below to nominate and see eligibility requirements!
Learn more about the Georgia chapter of AER and how you can become involved.
Learn more about past and upcoming conferences and professional development opportunities and about Creating Accessible Presentations
Georgia AER Merchandise is Here!
We are excited to share that we have opened an online store where you can purchase Georgia AER merchandise to support our chapter and feel a part of something larger! As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"! Visit our Zazzle store! and purchase GaAER merchandise today!