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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 2024 Virtual Conference

We are excited for you to join us ONLINE March 22, 2024!

This year we are Shattering Misconceptions in the Entertainment Industry & Setting Boundaries to Decrease Vulnarability to Sexual Assault!

Right on the heels of "All the Light We Cannot See" hitting the screens, we have questions! Come join us as we embark on a panel discussion with 4 individuals currently working in the movie and arts industries. Each professional will share their personal experience and answer questions as an individual who is blind or low vision working in the entertainment industry.

We will then jump into a pretty heavy AND extremely necessary topic we all think about but aren't always sure how to approach--Sexual Assualt. We will hear from and have the opportunity to engage with Dr. Kelly who wilk share researched methods and tools which indviduals who are blind or low vision can use to decrease vulnarability to sexual assault.

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 

Learn more about vision resources throughout the state of Georgia. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Georgia AER Merchandise is Here!

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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!