APH ConnectCenter Family of Websites Will Change Servers on Thursday, February 28th, 2019

CareerConnect has a new URL and can now be found at aphcareerconnect.org. A man in an office wears headphones and uses synthetic speech to access his computer.


The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) are announcing a web server location change for several key programs founded by AFB.

In February of 2018, APH and AFB were pleased to announce a partnership with the mutual goal of generating substantial impact on the lives of children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. On July 1, 2018, APH became the steward of several key programs founded by AFB and assumed responsibility for ensuring their continued impact. AFB has taken their work to a new level by investing in policy and programs focused on creating stronger social systems, and ultimately a more inclusive, accessible society for people with vision loss.

APH has become the caretaker of the following websites:

FamilyConnect.org – an online program that gives parents of children who are visually impaired a place to find resources and support.

CareerConnect – now called APHCareerConnect.org – an online program that provides employment information and career-exploration tools for individuals with vision loss and professionals who work with them. Please note that “aphcareerconnect.org” is a new URL: http://www.aphcareerconnect.org

VisionAware.org – an online program that helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information and step-by-step daily living techniques. http://www.visionaware.org

Directory of Services Database – this database is woven through the above three websites and contains information on more than 2,000 organizations and agencies that serve people who are blind or visually impaired.

BrailleBug.org – In addition to the APH ConnectCenter sites, APH has assumed the stewardship of Braille Bug, an online program that teaches children about braille and provides resources to teachers and parents.

As a part of the transition of these programs from AFB to APH, we are moving these sites to APH’s web servers. This move will occur on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Note that it may take several days for Google search to fully index the sites in their new location.

It is possible that there may be some unforeseen issues with the sites when we switch to APH’s servers. APH will be working diligently to address any issues. If you happen to notice technical issues on any of the above sites, please contact us with the details via email at connectcenter@aph.org

We appreciate your patience as we complete this transition period and move to an exciting new phase for these vital programs.

-The Staff of APH and AFB


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