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Caregivers Nationwide to Gather Monday in Virtual Meetings

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation are partnering to present the 5th annual “National Virtual Convening, Caregivers at the Forefront” this Monday, October 19, from 1:00pm until 4:30 Eastern Daylight Time. Sponsored by Phillips, the virtual event recognizes that caregiving has never been more important nor more difficult than in the present COVID-19 climate. It is free and open to the public but requires an online pre-registration for admission. Leading […]

BVA Guide to 2020 Voting Offers Timely Assistance

The Blinded Veterans Association’s Government Relations Team has developed BVA +Voters Guide 2020, a step-by-step approach to voting in the upcoming November 3 national and local elections and highlighted by specific tips for veterans with vision loss. The GUIDE includes an orientation on how to register to vote, choosing the most appropriate method of voting based on personal circumstances, the act of voting itself, potential problems in voting, and helpful resources and links. BVA National […]

Amazon Prime Day Offers Chance to Help Blinded Veterans

Make a difference in the lives of blinded veterans and beat the holiday hustle at the same time while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals October 13-14! The online retailer’s annual shopping event brings prices that have been slashed on thousands of products from small businesses and top brands. AmazonSmile is a simple way to make a financial donation to BVA while shopping these Prime Day deals. Simply use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/53-0214281 while shopping or shop with […]

VA Director of Ophthalmology Services to Address BVA Virtual Session

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Program Director of Ophthalmology Services Glenn C. Cockerham, MD will speak at a Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) webinar October 15, National White Cane Day Awareness Day, at 12:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. BVA members, their families, VA employees, and other stakeholders in the field of blind rehabilitation are invited to attend Dr. Cockerham’s briefing. He will explore current research trends and advances in the field of ophthalmology and provide an […]

BVA Provides a Veteran Voice at National Academies Health Care Workshop

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) took a leading role this past summer at the Workshop on Veterans’ Access to Health Care presented by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The two-day virtual workshop afforded BVA Executive Director Donald D. Overton, Jr. the opportunity to represent the interests of veterans and Veterans Service Organizations during the program. The event examined patient-centered methods to optimize access to high-quality health care for veterans. It featured invited […]