The Mission of AER is to serve and empower professionals to deliver standards-based practices that lead to improved educational and rehabilitative outcomes for individuals with visual impairment and blindness.

The Vision of AER is to be a dynamic and thriving professional membership community with innovative practices and standards that result in responsiveness, recognized leadership, and improved outcomes for individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

The association’s Core Values are:

AER deeply and actively cares about the success of its members and those who are served; and provides resources and support to help them exceed their own expectations.

AER respects the worth and uniqueness of each individual and embodies a culture where diverse backgrounds, experiences, approaches and ideas are revered.

AER is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of circumstances will achieve the greatest level of independence and success.

AER adheres to the highest ethical standards and promotes an environment complete with honesty and transparency.