BVA’s VetTech program analyzes, educates, and advocates for assistive, adaptive, and accessible technologies (AT) enhancing the lives of Blind/Low-Vision (B/LV) Veterans.
VetTech’s services for B/LV Veterans
VetTech serves our B/LV veterans, caregivers, and stakeholders through:
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VetTech’s Assistive Technologies Training Webinars and Podcast
VetTech hosts the Weekly Wednesday Webinar and VetTech Talk every Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00PM Eastern. These webinars are open to everyone and brings together AT developers and advocates with end-users to learn and share information about integrating AT solutions into our lives. The VetTech Media Hub contains the latest VetTech media, like AT guides to recordings from webinars. Finally the VetTech podcast archives webinars and contains original AT demonstrations and interviews.
Upcoming VetTech Webinars
March 1, WWW spotlights OrCam’s menu reading capabilities
March 2, VT Talk discusses iOS web navigation
March 8, WWW Spotlights JAWS and FUSION tips and tricks
March 9, VT Talk discusses lessons learned from Vispero
March 15, WWW Spotlights Veteran Usability Study enhancing VA’s digital accessibility
March 16, VetTech Talks about CSUN announcementsenhancing VA’s digital accessibility
VetTech’s Zoom Details
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Meeting ID: 856 2590 9913
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VA Section 508 Advocacy
VetTech promotes and advocates for the accessibility and usability of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) informational and electronic communications technologies covered under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for all BVA stakeholders. We work closely with the VA’s Section 508 and Digital Services team to report concerns from stakeholders, track progress in resolving issues, and test applications and digital content still under development.
Research and Evaluation of AT Solutions and Training Programs
VetTech coordinates and analyzes BVA’s Care Review program and blindness specific AT solutions to ensure B/LV veterans receive the best possible training on impactful prosthetic devices. The Care Review program utilizes an intensive assessment process to understand and evaluate the conditions in which Veterans receive training through inpatient and outpatient VA Blind Rehabilitation Service (BRS) programs. All of VetTech’s evaluations derive from literature reviews. Summary reports are presented to BVA’s Board of Directors, VA BRS leadership, and other stakeholders as requested.