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Welcome to the APH ConnectCenter!

“Your site has been an invaluable resource for my family and myself. I am so thankful that you take the time to compile information for families that would be impossible to find elsewhere.” – A parent speaking of FamilyConnect

Partnering with the American Foundation for the Blind, APH has become the steward of several key information resources founded by AFB. We have grouped these resources that cover every aspect of life under the name APH ConnectCenter.


Two young children wearing glasses sit on a bench intrigued with a prototype of APH's yellow and black BrailleBuzz device.

A man wearing headphones works in an office at a computer using speech access software.

A senior woman who is a native Spanish speaker sits on a couch and is smiling broadly.

APH Information and Referral 800 Number – provides free information by phone on virtually any topic related to visual impairment and blindness. Dial toll-free 1-800-232-5463 (US and Canada) or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Directory of Services – lets anyone find services in his or her local area with a simple search. Lists over 2,500 agencies in the U.S. and Canada. – gives parents of children who are visually impaired a place to find resources and support. – provides career exploration tools and job-seeking guidance for individuals with vision loss and professionals who work with them. – helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing daily living techniques and a supportive online community.

Preserving Vital Content, Building for the Future

APH is honored to be preserving these vital sites and building them for the future. Users will notice lower activity on the sites until the fall of 2019 while APH completes needed technical changes. The current content on the sites will continue to be available, and APH will continue the dialog with users through email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Note: Information provided through APH ConnectCenter is for educational and informational use. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice or treatment. Consult your physician or other professionals as appropriate for medical, legal, financial, and related advice.