American Foundation for the Blind
The American Foundation for the Blind is an American non-profit organization that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. For more than 80 years, AFB has been at the forefront of advocating for the rights of people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Campaign Finance$2,750 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of American Foundation for the Blind
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount American Foundation for the Blind $2,084,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Health Issues,
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Science & Technology,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Medical Research & Clin Labs,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.3101 Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 H.R.3293 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.3195 ADA Amendments Act of 2008 H.R.6320 Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2008 S.1881 Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration Act of 2007 H.R.27 Job Training Improvement Act of 2005 S.1021 Workforce Investment Act Amendments of 2005 S.2686 Communications, Consumer's Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006
RegulationsMentioned in 85 dockets; Submitted to 12 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "American Foundation for the Blind" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations 2010
- Toggle 1 DOT Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 2004
- Toggle 1 ED State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program, State Supported Employment Services program, Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wages 2015
- Toggle 1 ED Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Miscellaneous Program Changes 2015
- Toggle 1 EEOC ADA Amendments Act NPRM 2009
- Toggle 1 ATBCB Updates to Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards and Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines 2011
- Toggle 1 DOT Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Accessibility of Web Site and Automated Kiosks at U.S. Airports 2011
- Toggle 1 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Movie Captioning and Video Description 2010
- Toggle 1 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services 2008
- Toggle 1 ED Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 2007
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 9 ATBCB Updates to Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines, and Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities 2010
- Toggle 8 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations—Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description 2014
- Toggle 7 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities 2008
- Toggle 5 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations 2010
- Toggle 5 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services 2008
- Toggle 5 NHTSA Quiet Cars - Notice and Request for Comments 2008
- Toggle 5 ED Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 2007
- Toggle 4 HHS Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology 2010
- Toggle 4 OFCCP Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Individuals with Disabilities 2010
- Toggle 3 NHTSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Support Material for Quiet Vehicle Alert Sound Rulemaking 2011
Federal Spending2 grants
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|American Foundation For The Blind Inc||2010||Rehabilitative Services Administration||CONGRESSIONL EARMARK||$1,000,000|
|American Foundation For The Blind Inc||2010||Education, Department Of||CONGRESSIONL EARMARK||$1,000,000|
Advisory Committees7 people on 7 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "American Foundation for the Blind" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Commerce 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 2 people on 2 committees