Convention Registration Now Open!
Registration for BVA’s 78th National Convention is now open! Members can register to attend the event. Exhibitors can view the Prospectus to view sponsorship opportunities. Visit the National Convention page to find more information and register for the convention!
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Blinded Veterans Association Expands Criteria for Organization Membership
Any person having honorably served, or currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, qualifying for Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Service is now eligible for membership in BVA…
Upcoming VetTech to Highlight Prescription Label Accessibility
Join BVA’s VetTech Team this Wednesday, March 29, at 2:00pm Eastern Time as we welcome Jenna Reed, Director of Marketing at En-Vision America. Jenna will describe En-Vision’s ScriptAbility solutions that make medication labels accessible to the blind and low vision. Do not miss this VetTech session! Participants will receive the following:
Bedwell and Cheshire Share Pre-Climb Perspectives during BVA Townhall
BVA members throughout the country joined Lonnie Bedwell, Indiana Regional Group, and Shawn Cheshire, Florida Regional Group, in a unique virtual Town Hall yesterday. The two reflected with moderator and BVA Chief of Staff Timothy Hornik on their upcoming climb of two of the world’s tallest mountains: Mount Everest and its neighbor Mount Lhotse, the world’s fourth tallest mountain. The program will be available as a podcast soon with link details to follow. Scaling Everest
Five Weeks Remain for Award Nominations
The deadline for BVA’s awards program is also April 28. The awards honor annually the extraordinary professional achievements of a blind or low vision veteran, the outstanding level of service of a BVA member to their regional group, and a volunteer who has served blind and low vision veterans with unusual dedication and enthusiasm. The names of the recognitions are, respectively, the Melvin J. Maas, Irving Diener, and David L. Schnair Awards. The awards program
Regional Group Chooses March 28 to Donate Braille Flag
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinic in Pensacola, Florida, will receive a Bronze Braille American Flag from the Emerald Coast Regional Group in recognition of National Blinded Veterans Day. “This flag will be installed onto one of the columns directly outside the entrance of the clinic,” said Pensacola Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator Alyssa Lucas, organizer of the live event. Following the flag presentation, veterans and their families will participate in demonstrations