The Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans (AVIT)

Why We Exist

Cooperative action is critically important to preserve the rights and resources available to persons with visual impairments and to prevent reductions in programs and funding.  Experience has shown that working together on common goals is effective and necessary to advance the interest of people who are blind or have low vision.AVIT promotes inter-organizational collaboration, communication, shared resources, and combined efforts.  We believe through joint action the lives of many individuals with visual impairments will be improved.The Alliance of and for Visually Impaired Texans is an inter-organizational coalition committed to speak on behalf of Texas‘ children and adults with visual impairments.   AVIT is organized for charitable and educational purposes as provided for in the Internal Revenue Code.  AVIT works to accomplish the following for individuals with visual impairments:

  • the advancement and protection of their human and civil rights,
  • the improvement of their social welfare and economic conditions,
  • the education of the public with respect to their special concerns, and
  • the promotion of inter-organizational cooperation, support, and communication on issues impacting them.

Our Mission

  • Provide a forum of discussion for individuals with diverse backgrounds who have a common interest in the quality of life for children and adults with visual impairments.
  • Maintain a communication “Network Alert System.”
  • Collect and distribute information to member organizations and individuals regarding legislative and other issues.
  • Provide information to public policymakers concerning important issues related to improving the quality of life of persons with visual impairments.
  • Promote growth and awareness among member organizations.
  • Prepare and distribute a Master Calendar listing meetings, conferences, hearings, seminars, and special events that are sponsored by or are of interest to AVIT members.

What You Can Do

  • Join as a member organization if you are a group organization, agency, or business.
  • Join as an associate member if you are an individual.
  • Attend meetings and participate on committees.
  • Become part of the “Network Alert System.”

To join as a member organization or as an associate member, please contact Mary Ann Siller at