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Calling All Ambassadors

Do you have what it takes to be a Blinded Veterans Association Ambassador?  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Blind Rehabilitations 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 their vision loss is not service connected.  BVA Ambassadors will soon be the key […]

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BVA Seeks Stakeholder Reviews to Increase Help to Blinded Veterans Nationwide

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) invites all of its constituent groups—members, their families, the organization’s financial supporters, and other friends—to take action and support its efforts toward recognition as a top-rated Great Nonprofit. Positive stories, experiences, or other comments about the Association from its stakeholders will result in increased visibility both nationally and in local communities as BVA seeks out veterans with vision loss who could benefit from its services, resources, and camaraderie. GreatNonprofits, the […]

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BVA Joins VSOs in Support for Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is among a coalition of 12 leading Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) who are demanding Congressional action on the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R. 2192). The VSOs are joined by individual victims of the toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987, according to a press release issued yesterday by the Camp Lejeune Justice Group. If passed, the legislation would provide any affected […]

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NIB’s NSITE To Launch Virtual Employment Training Programs

NSITE, an initiative of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), will soon launch two virtual training programs for the blind and visually impaired in the field of employment. The deadline to apply to participate in both programs is October 1. The focus of NSITE’s Sourcing Certificate Program focuses on the tools, resources, and research needed to recruit qualified candidates for employment while the NSITE Cisco Academy prepares participants to become Cisco Certified Network Associates […]