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Ambassador Program Forges Ahead, Midpoint Reached in Round Two

BVA Ambassadors are the key liaisons between veterans with sight loss and the organization’s Veterans Service Program. They serve in key roles in the dissemination of valuable benefits information and crucial advocacy tips to help their fellow veterans.  Ambassadors are trained and available to help blind and low-vision veterans gain access to the vital services provided VA Blind Rehabilitation Service. The second class of BVA Ambassadors has now completed more than half of the required […]

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Fusion, JAWS, ZoomText Updates Will Highlight November 9 VetTech

Are you interested in learning about recent updates to computer software that assist blind and low-vision users? Or do you have a question about screen readers or other software you have used to read or produce written material? If so, the upcoming BVA VetTech session is meant for you! BVA is pleased to again announce our VetTech program recently inaugurated last month.  VetTech offers participants the opportunity to learn about the latest in AT available […]

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Virginia Ceremony Draws Mid-Atlantic BVA Members

Michaun Harrison, president of the Blinded Veterans Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Group, and Edd Bond a member of the regional group from Williamsburg, Virginia, participated in a symbolic flag-raising ceremony November 3 at the recently opened downtown City Hall in Manassas Park, Virginia. Michaun also spoke at the event, promoting BVA’s services to veterans with sight loss and the recent bylaw amendment expanding eligibility for membership. Edd was accompanied by his wife, Wilma Bond. The event […]

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What Lies Ahead in 2023 for Fusion, ZoomText, and JAWS

VetTech Welcomes Vispero as November Series Continues This Wednesday Join the Blinded Veterans Association’s VetTech Team this Wednesday, November 9, at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The session will again feature the Freedom Scientific Podcast Team of Rachel Buchanan, the company’s Director of User Education and Technical Support, and her colleague, Liz Whitaker. The duo will share with the BVA audience what’s new with the three most powerful tools that both enable and empower blind and low-vision […]

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Upcoming Thursday Meeting for Women Veterans Group

BVA has a Women Veterans Group that currently meets via Zoom every fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00pm Eastern Time. The meetings attract women veterans from throughout the country. The upcoming general session this Thursday, October 27, is open to all female veterans with sight loss who are interested in the activities, support, and camaraderie offered by the group, which have included recreational activities in various regions of the United States in 2017-19 and […]