Vision Loss Organization 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