BVA to Recruit For National Staff Position
A job opportunity is available with the Blinded Veterans Association. Visit the Employment page more information on the opportunity.
Convention Registration Now Open!
Registration for BVA’s 78th National Convention is now open! Members can register to attend the event. Exhibitors can view the Prospectus to view sponsorship opportunities. Visit the National Convention page to find more information and register for the convention!
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Blinded Veterans Association Expands Criteria for Organization Membership
Any person having honorably served, or currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, qualifying for Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Service is now eligible for membership in BVA…
Vets First Podcast Offers Veteran Stories, Experiences
Vets First Podcast is a research-based production that focuses on the VA healthcare system and its patients. The emphasis of the programs is individual lives and experiences in the context of VA care. The hosts, Dr. Levi Sowers, PhD, and Brandon Rea of the Iowa City VA Medical Center work to bridge the gap between state-of-the-art research and veterans themselves in a friendly, easy-to-understand format for the average listener. They also seek to assist researchers
BVA 78th National Convention: Additional Updates
Leaders of BVA regional groups and BVA members interested in attending the Association’s National Convention August 14-18, 2023, are encouraged to read the full 2023 Official Convention Letter released and posted to the BVA website two weeks ago. The Official Convention Letter includes the official notice required by the National Bylaws, convention highlights, frequently asked questions, important deadlines, and links to additional information. To access the letter, click here. Convention Coordinator Meredith Buono-DaGrossa has also
Veterans and the Debt Ceiling
In this week’s BVA Happenings, Deputy Director of Government Relations Alek Libbin examines the relevance to our nation’s veterans of recent debt ceiling negotiations and the subsequent legislative actions completed late last night by the United States Senate. Before I discuss how the Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal affects veterans, allow me to explain the debt ceiling, its history, and its role in politics. While the President collects taxes and spends money, he does so at
VetTech To Spotlight OrCam’s Role in Empowering Blind and Low Vision Community
Join BVA’s VetTech Team this Wednesday, June 7, at 2:00pm Eastern Time as the Weekly Wednesday Webinar welcomes Orcam’s Michelle Mendez, National Sales Director, and Corinne Nero, Area Sales Manager. The two will discuss the award-winning Artificial Intelligence (AI) behind the OrCam MyEye Pro and MyEye Read. Such AI capabilities empower blind and low vision veterans to recognize everything from the written word and currency to family and friends. Do not miss this VetTech session!