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Welcome to the American Association of Blind Teachers (AABT)

The American Association of Blind Teachers, formerly the National Association of blind Teachers, is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Council of the Blind.

Our members, most of whom are blind or visually impaired, teach a wide range of subjects on all levels from elementary to graduate school. While some members are itinerant teachers of the visually impaired and others work in traditional residential schools for the blind, most of our members teach in either the conventional public school or college classroom.

Throughout the year, AABT conducts workshops and "teachers' lounge" sessions via telephone on Sunday evenings at 8:00 Eastern. We hold an annual meeting as part of the ACB Conference and Convention each year in July. Our meeting includes a breakfast and presentations on a wide range of topics of interest to blind and visually impaired teachers. You can hear recordings of past programs on our AABT Programs and Workshops page.

If you would like to support the American Association of Blind Teachers, please consider donating securely on line so we can continue our important work.


Join Us

Membership is open to anyone interested in the goals of the American Association of Blind Teachers. As a member of AABT, you are entitled to:

  • Receive our newsletter, AABT Briefs,published monthly, available via Email.
  • Receive news of interest to blind and visually impaired teachers via our email announcements list.
  • Drop in to one of our "Teachers' Lounge" conference calls held periodically throughout the year on Sunday evenings at 8:00 Eastern, where you can network with other blind and visually impaired teachers on everything from classroom techniques to technology and beyond.
  • Participate in telephonic workshops covering a wide range of topics of interest to blind and visually impaired teachers.
  • Be part of the American Council of the Blind, our parent organization where you can read The ACB Braille Forum, ACB's monthly publication. You can also learn about ACB's state and special interest affiliates, as well as ACB's annual Conference and Convention.

You can join AABT or renew your membership securely on line by clicking on one of the following links:

If you need assistance with paying on line, or if you wish to pay by check, please contact:

Donna Brown, AABT Treasurer
55 E Sioux Lane
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: (304) 940-0292
e-mail: BlindTeachers19@gmail.com


Last updated: 07/11/2022