77th National Convention Registration Now Open

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Exterior

Registration for BVA’s annual convention is now open for attendees and exhibitors/sponsors. Visit our National Convention page for more information and to access the registration forms.


Paul Mimms to Fill National Vice President Vacancy

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National President Joseph D. McNeil, Sr. today announced the appointment of Paul Mimms of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Heartland Regional Group to serve as National Vice President for the remainder of a two-year term ending in August 2023. President McNeil also announced the selection of Tonora Lyn Shannon of the Michigan Regional Group to fill the vacancy of National Ombudsman previously occupied by Paul. Article 4, Section 6 of the

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BVA Recognizes Inauguration of First Ocular Trauma Center

The first of four Regional Ocular Trauma Centers, an initiative championed by the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) through legislation passed late last year, is now open at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. A designation ceremony and tour arranged by leadership of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) marked the April 19 event. DHA is scheduled to launch the additional centers later this year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center/Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

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Volunteers Sought for Audio News App Testing

WebAudio.Com is looking for iPhone beta testers within the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) community to try out a groundbreaking audio news mobile application designed specifically for the blind, visually impaired, and persons with low vision. The audio news app is fully customizable using 11 main categories and a hundred unique topics. The app was recently tested by the American Foundation for the Blind and was found to be 100 percent accessible with VoiceOver. Easy to use and

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BVA to Co-Host Informational Event for Mississippi Blind Community

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), together with Never Lose Sight, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, will highlight the programs, opportunities, and services available to the blind and visually impaired community throughout Jackson County, Mississippi, on April 21. The outreach event at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County campus library in the city of Gautier will begin at 6:00pm. The meeting featuring multiple presentations is open to

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