List of Acronyms


ACB American Council of the Blind
ACVREP Academy for the Certification of Vision Rehabilitation Education Professionals
AER(AERBVI) Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
AFB American Federation for the Blind
AOA American Optometric Association
AOTA American Occupational Therapists Association
APH American Printing House for the Blind
BVA Blinded Veterans Association
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CLVT Certified Low Vision Therapist
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COMS Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
COSB Council of Schools for the Blind
CSABV Council of State Agencies for the Blind and Visually Impaired
CVRT Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
JWOD Javitts Wagner O’Day Act
FAASB Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind
NAC National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services
NIB National Industries for the Blind
NAEPB National Association for the Employment of People who are Blind
NAPVI National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
NCD National Council on Disabilities
NCPABVI National Council of Private Agencies for the Blind and Visually Impaired
NCSAB National Council State Agencies for the Blind
NEI National Eye Institute
NFB National Federation of the Blind
NIB National Industries for the Blind
NIDRR National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research
NOD National Organization on Disabilities
RB&D Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic
RRTC Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
USABA United States Association of Blind Athletes
VA Veterans Association