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A3: Adapt • Adjust • Achieve

A3 is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to personalized education, training, and support for individuals significantly impacted by vision loss to help them adapt, adjust, and achieve maximum independence.

Vision Loss Simulator

Typical Vision
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Total Blindness

Only the person who is visually impaired or blind really knows what it is like. Each individual’s precise conditions are different. To help family members and friends begin to understand, we pulled data and reporting from current clinical research and built this vision simulator.

Our Values

Guided by integrity and respect, A3 supports the rights and beliefs of all those we empower throughout Colorado.

  • Adapt

    Coming to terms with changing vision can be difficult, but you are not alone. We help our clients adapt to their new situation.

  • Adjust

    As circumstances change so must the way we lead our lives. We train our clients to help them adjust to a new way of doing things.

  • Achieve

    Losing your vision doesn't mean losing your independence, we help our clients achieve maximum ability and autonomy.

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Over 90% of out clients remain in home

Our Story


Inspired to aid the visually impaired and blind, A3 was first incorporated as a team of blind, visually impaired, and sighted individuals in 1978 securing our 501(c)(3) designation in 1979. A3 operated as an all volunteer organization from this point until late 2005.


In late 2005 after receiving a generous bequest, A3 was able to set up professional offices and hire an executive director and subsequent program staff. Since that time we have been focused on building our capacity to serve individuals significantly impacted by vision loss, providing them with personalized self-sufficiency skills for greater independence and maximum possibilities.


In 2015, A3 undertook a series of thorough organizational rebranding exercises in which we reflected upon our desired direction and reprioritized. At the end of this period, we felt our new name, A3, was more both fitting and clear to those we serve. Until this time, A3 had operated under the guise of American Council of the Blind of Colorado (ACBCO).

Our Goals


Improve the lives of those significantly impacted by vision loss or blindness by providing personalized support to stimulate, encourage, and empower each person in becoming active, productive and responsible members of the community


Develop better understanding of vision loss and blindness within the community to combat the exploitation and neglect of the welfare of blind or visually impaired persons.


Increase available opportunities for individuals who are visually impaired or blind


Cooperate with organizations, private and public, that promote the welfare of all people



Expand the scope and quality of services to individuals who are visually impaired or blind



Maximize individual achievement of personal goals with support, education and training

A3 is here to help

From regular in home visits to making sure you have transportation to your next appointment, A3 has a network of solution providers.