77th National Convention Registration Now Open

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Exterior

Registration for BVA’s annual convention is now open for attendees and exhibitors/sponsors. Visit our National Convention page for more information and to access the registration forms.


Registration Opens Tomorrow for VA Golden Age Games

Online registration for this year’s National Veterans Golden Age Games in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will begin tomorrow, April 15, at 1:00pm Eastern Daylight Time. Blinded and visually impaired veterans age 55+ who are interested in participating in this increasingly in-demand series of events from July 18-23, 2022, are encouraged to enroll immediately once registration opens. Spots to participate in the Games have filled up very quickly in recent years. Please proceed (CLICK HERE) to

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VA Seeks Blinded Veteran Feedback to Improve Digital Tools

Blinded veterans, their families, and other caregivers often encounter obstacles and challenges as they explore, apply for, manage, and track their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Opportunities are now available to openly share those challenges with VA through an initiative known as the Veterans User Experience Research Studies. The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) encourages your participation. Teams at VA are attempting most particularly to recruit veterans who use assistive technology and/or who

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Support Blinded Veterans Vying for 2022 Holman Prize!

Two members of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) have entered this year’s competition for the prestigious Holman Prize, a recognition of the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, California. Author, scholar, and pastoral psychologist Paschal Baute (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Group) and outdoor adventurer Lonnie Bedwell (Indiana Regional Group) are both current contestants to become semifinalists for the award. The application package submitted by Paschal and Lonnie included a form, a written outline

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BVA Commemorates 77-Year Milestone

In the early morning of March 28, 1945, a hundred recently returning World War II service members and veterans gathered for a much-publicized meeting at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital. The group, all young men at the time, were recovering from combat injuries, the most notable of which was their loss of sight. Time spent at the Connecticut facility also consisted of a program of instruction and practical training through which they learned how

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