American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference 2019: "Success!" | American Foundation for the Blind | AccessWorld |

Dear AccessWorld readers,

It has been one busy, action-packed time at AccessWorld and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)! It seems we just wrapped up with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference (ATIA), and the AFB Leadership Conference (AFBLC), and we are now turning full-force into the California State University at Northridge Conference (CSUN).

The 2019 AFB Leadership Conference was held in Washington D.C., February 28 to March 1. AFBLC attracted over 400 established and emerging leaders in the blindness field. Conference attendees included technology experts, corporate representatives, university professors, and researchers. They came from diverse organizations and institutions spanning the public and private sectors.

AFBLC 2019 had five primary areas of focus, including leadership, aging and visual impairment, education, technology, and employment. I would like to thank all the presenters, panelists, and generous sponsors for their time and investment into helping to make AFBLC 2019 such a success. It is because of you that we are able to present our conference and help contribute to, and share information with, members of the blindness field.

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