NRTC Seeks Assistance with Access Technology Study

The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision is recruiting people with blindness or low vision (age 21+) who are working or are interested in working to be part of a 5-year study about access technology (AT) use, particularly in the workplace. (CLICK HERE) to learn more.


Film Festival Program for Blind Filmmakers Hosts Upcoming Virtual Workshop Series

An exciting international virtual workshop leading up to the “blindDance Film Festival” next fall kicks off this Wednesday, March 31, at 2:00pm EDT for blind and visually impaired persons interested in filmmaking. The series, entitled “Filmmaking and Storytelling,” is hosted by Morton Bonde, legally blind Senior Art Director of the Lego Group. The overriding theme of the workshops held throughout the next eight months addresses the question, “Can you make films if you are blind?”

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BVA Lauds Passage, Signing of Bill Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is pleased to recognize the signing into law earlier today of the “Strengthening and Amplifying Vaccination Efforts to Locally Immunize all Veterans and Every Spouse Act” (SAVE LIVES Act), H.R. 1276, by President Joe Biden. The bipartisan legislation, which passed the House and Senate unanimously, significantly expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to veterans and their families under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It provides the VA Secretary with additional authority

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BVA Receives Bosma 2021 Community Partner Award

The Blinded Veterans Association is the recipient of this year’s Bosma Community Partner Award for its contributions to the blind community of Indiana. Based in Indianapolis for more than 100 years, Bosma is a nonprofit organization that provides training and employment for the blind and visually impaired. The honor was presented at the annual Thomas C. Hasbrook Award Event hosted by the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the organization. Coincidentally, Hasbrook was

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Telephone Technology Available to Blinded Veterans with Hearing Loss

Some 3 million veterans, including a sizable number of  blinded veterans, are experiencing hearing loss from their time in the service and are receiving VA benefits from such a loss. The fastest growing post-war disability among veterans is, in fact, hearing loss and tinnitus. Accordingly, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established ways to help veterans communicate more effectively over the telephone. For many, current devices such as hearing aids do not provide adequate assistance

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