Public Advisory Council Member
American Foundation for the Blind
Paul Schroeder serves as Vice President of Programs and Policy for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Schroeder joined the staff of AFB in 1994 as National Program Associate in Telecommunications and Technology.
Schroeder is responsible for AFB's activities related to legislative and public policy, research and demographic trends, training for service-providers, and efforts to improve access and information concerning technology. He also oversees AFB’s comprehensive web-based technology magazine, AccessWorld: Technology and People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
He is a leader in the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) helping to enact the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
Schroeder is known nationally and internationally for his efforts to foster greater access to cell phones and other mainstream technology.
He earned a BA in Political Science and International Studies from American University and currently lives in Maryland with his wife and two daughters.