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.

About AER

AER is the only 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.

AER provides professionals with:

  • Access to publications including JVIB
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Conferences
  • Advocacy on a National Level
  • Member benefits, including hotel and rental car discounts, as well as Professional Liability Insurance opportunities

Georgia Chapter of AER Information

GaAER Mission Learn more about the mission of the Georgia Chapter of AER

GaAER Board Members Meet the current board members

GaAER Membersip Learn how you can join GaAER and be a part of our state's great network of professionals, programs, and consumers in the field of blindness and visual impairments.

GaAER Newsletter Read up on the latest news and events.

Thank you to everyone who signed up to attend our Technology conference. We were so excited that we had sold out, but sadly, we have determined that it is necessary to cancel the conference to ensure the health and safety of our participants. Registration fees will be fully refunded. It was a very difficult decision, but we decided to err on the side of caution. The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly in Georgia and elsewhere. GaAER is planning to offer webinars on similar topics over the next few months to give you opportunities to earn needed ACVREP and/or CRC credits. We will announce them as they become available. Thank you for understanding and supporting us in this decision.

Spring 2020 GaAER Conference

Creating Accessible Presentations

You don't want to miss! Ga AER 2020 Conference Technology Where: R.T. Jones Memorial Library in Canton, Georgia When: March 16-17, 2020 ACVREP & CRC CEUs Door Prizes! Networking! Evening Social! Vendors! Some of the topics: Ipad Games Accessible Graphs High Tech Solutions Roundtable Discussions Panels Don't Delay, Register Today! Early Bird Registration: Members 1 Day $50 2 Day $75 Non-Members 1 Day $95 2 Day $165 Early bird prices end Friday, January 17th!

GaAER 2020 Conference on Technology Flyer

Learn about conferences and statewide training opportunities.

You won't want to miss this special event on accessible sports! Join your peers for a workshop with Lauren Lieberman with CampAbilities for this fun, interactive workshop that will prepare you with materials and strategies to work with your student’s PE teacher, sport/ camp volunteers and others to ensure our students with visual impairment become active, engaged participants in the Sports and Recreation Activities of their choice. Hands-on training with students during afternoon activities will allow us to put what we learn into practice!!

Get connected with Programs and Agencies dedicated to serving persons in Georgia that are blind or visually impaired and the resources they have to offer.

Write a Professional Article for GaAER Website

If you are an Georgia AER member and are interested in writing a professional article for the GaAER website, please let us know! Accepted articles will be published on our website. You may submit a copy of your article to ACVREP to receive credit! Email your submission to gaaerconference@gaaer.org

Join the Georgia VI Google Group

The Georgia VI Google Group is a network of Georgia professionals in the field of visual impairment and blindness. Learn about upcoming events and have reciprocal conversations with members.

To be included in this Georgia exclusive Google Group, apply for membership on the Google page or contact Jim Downs who manages the group directly at jim.downs@outlook.com Note: Be sure to adjust your email settings so you are sure to receive notifications.