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Calling All Ambassadors:
Reminder to Register Now for Upcoming Training Modules

Do you have what it takes to be a Blinded Veterans Association Ambassador? The second round of Ambassador training is fast approaching, as is the due date of July 1 for registration—next Friday, one week from today. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Blind Rehabilitation Service (BRS) has identified more than 120,000 blinded veterans and 1.2 million veterans with low vision. A large percentage of these veterans either do not know about BRS or they […]

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Proposed Class Action Settlement To Resolve Disability Discrimination Claims

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has been asked by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts under Judge William G. Young to share the following notice with its membership regarding the settlement agreement of a class action lawsuit against Poly-Wood, LLC. The basis of the suit is failure to communicate information on online stores fully and equally to consumers who use screen reader auxiliary aids to access digital content. The notice, sent […]

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BVA Honors Flag Day, Army Birthday With New Call for Blood Donations

For some, June 14 may represent little more than the 165th day of 2022 or a day signaling the summer solstice and the official beginning of the new season in the northern hemisphere just one week from now. For the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), the day is an opportunity to recognize Flag Day in the United States. It is no accident that June 14 is observed as Flag Day each year. On June 14, 1777, […]

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TeleEye Programs Begin Increased Emphasis on Preventative Care

During the past three weeks, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published a brief two-part series updating developments relating to its TeleEye initiatives. VA TeleEye, originally launched in 2006, has seen each emerging component program build on the success of previous iterations. Current developments focus on preventative and specialty care for veterans who may be in the earlier stages of vision loss. Eye care is the third most utilized health care service at VA, […]

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Calling All Ambassadors

Do you have what it takes to be a Blinded Veterans Association Ambassador? BVA is pleased to announce the hosting of its second round of Ambassador training.    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Blind Rehabilitation Service (BRS) has identified more than 120,000 blinded veterans and 1.2 million veterans with low vision. A large percentage of these veterans either do not know about BRS or they incorrectly assume that they are not eligible for assistance because […]