California BVA Leader to Address Live Audience May 18

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) Southern California Regional Group President Ken Asam will address a virtual Facebook Live audience on Tuesday, May 18. The presentation,  entitled “How OrCam Improved My Quality of Life,” will include highlights of Ken’s military journey, his experiences with vision loss, and how he has utilized the OrCam technology in daily living activities to remain independent, self-reliant, and resilent as he pursues his personal goals. The session will also provide information on […]

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Florida Vision Technology Webinar to Spotlight Envision Glasses

Florida Vision Technology Founder & CEO Lesa Berg Kretschmer and Speech and Braille Training Manager Jose Cintron will present a webinar via the Zoom platform for blinded veterans, their families, and interested parties from the Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Service this Wednesday, May 12, at 3:00pm Eastern Time. The webinar will focus on Envision Glasses as a means for the blind and visually impaired to “hear what they wish to see.” The glasses […]

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Joe McNeil Encourages Fellow Veterans to Get Vaccinated in Recently Released PSA

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National Vice President Joe McNeil of Columbus, Georgia is one of nine Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives featured in a 4-minute bipartisan Public Service Announcement produced by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. The video, released earlier today, urges veterans to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine through their local VA facility as soon as it is available to them. Joe is the first veteran to appear and speak in the production, revealing […]

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Florida BVA Member to Address April 28 Live Audience

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) Florida Regional Group Vice President Orlando Bembry will speak to a virtual Facebook Live audience on Wednesday, April 28, to detail how the OrCam MyEye recently helped him improve his quality of life. The presentation will include highlights of Orlando’s military journey, his vision loss journey, and how he has utilized the OrCam technology in daily activities to remain active, self-reliant, and goal-oriented. Scheduled for 3-4pm ET, the session will also emphasize […]

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Blinded Veterans, BVA Spotlighted in National Feature

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) members Donald Overton, Thomas Miller, and Timothy Hornik each contributed to the framework of an online feature story distributed late Friday by Zenger News. The article, authored by independent journalist Carlin Becker, was prompted by an April 12 public announcement from former Navy Seal and now Representative Daniel Crenshaw (R-TX-2) that he had undergone an emergency procedure to address a retinal detachment in his one remaining eye earlier this month. The […]