Blinded Veterans Association

Blinded Veterans Association In 1945, a group of veterans blinded during World War II came together to form the BVA. Today we serve all veterans who are blind and visually impaired, by helping them with VA claims, blind rehab, and finding employment when they are ready.
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The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) traces its roots back to the end of World War II. BVA's forefathers were a group of veterans blinded during that conflict. In 1945, they met at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital in Avon, CT and founded the association. Thirteen years later, BVA received its charter from the United States Congress. Ever since, the Blinded Veterans Association has worked to accomplish the mission expressed in our Congressional Charter. To enhance employment opportunities, assist in procuring benefits offered by public and private agencies and provide educational information and scholarships.

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Become an advocate today on behalf of blinded and disabled veterans by promoting access to reliable, accessible transpor...
04/28/2021
Government Relations – Blinded Veterans Association

Become an advocate today on behalf of blinded and disabled veterans by promoting access to reliable, accessible transportation! Click the link below to encourage your Congressional representatives to support the ‘AUTO for Veterans Act” now.

BVA’s Government Relations team is a consistent presence on Capitol Hill. We work to educate congressional leaders on the needs of our blinded veterans, their families and caregivers. The resolutions adopted by BVA members during the annual National Convention drive our legislative advocacy – en...

Don't miss this Wednesday's BVA Facebook Live event featuring blinded veteran Orlando Bembry, Vice President of the Blin...
04/26/2021
BVA & OrCam Facebook Live Event

Don't miss this Wednesday's BVA Facebook Live event featuring blinded veteran Orlando Bembry, Vice President of the Blinded Veterans Association's Florida Regional Group! The 3:00pm Eastern Time presentation will detail Orlando's military journey, his later challenge-filled journey with sight loss, and how OrCam MyEye technology has raised his quality of life and helped him maintain a high level of independence. Click below to register and receive instructions on how to join the virtual event.

#sightloss #technologyfortheblind

How OrCam MyEye improved my quality of life.

The Blinded Veterans Association is pleased to partner with the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs in urging all vete...
04/23/2021
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee COVID-19 Vaccine PSA

The Blinded Veterans Association is pleased to partner with the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs in urging all veterans to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Special recognition goes to National Vice President Joe McNeil for his part in the Committee's recently released Public Service Announcement. View the video and follow Joe's lead in obtaining one of the available vaccines. Then encourage the veterans in your life to do the same!
#vetsgetvaccinated #covid19vacccine

Chairman Tester and Ranking Member Moran lead a public service announcement urging veterans to get vaccinated. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leaders joi...

Join blinded veteran Orlando Bembry, Vice President of BVA’s Florida Regional Group, next Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00pm ...
04/21/2021
BVA & OrCam Facebook Live Event

Join blinded veteran Orlando Bembry, Vice President of BVA’s Florida Regional Group, next Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00pm ET, as he relates his military journey, his subsequent journey with vision loss, and how the OrCam MyEye technology has raised his quality of life as he remains active, self-reliant, and goal-oriented on a daily basis. Click on the link below to register for the hour-long Facebook Live event hosted by the Blinded Veterans Association and OrCam. #visionloss

How OrCam MyEye improved my quality of life.

BVA members Donald Overton, Thomas Miller, and Timothy Hornik contributed to an online feature story authored by journal...
04/17/2021
Slipped Through The Cracks: Stories, Hopes And Struggles Of Combat-Blinded Veterans - Zenger News

BVA members Donald Overton, Thomas Miller, and Timothy Hornik contributed to an online feature story authored by journalist Carlin Becker and distributed by Zenger News. The article was prompted by the retinal detachment in Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s one remaining eye earlier this month. Representative Crenshaw is also a former Navy Seal. Don, Tom, and Tim referenced the other medical challenges they faced as they confronted their sight loss. They also mentioned the personal setbacks and eventual triumphs that are possible after blindness for the now estimated 130,000 blinded veterans throughout the United States.

Read the full article below.

#zengernews #visionloss #veterans

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Thousands of war veterans are suffering from combat-induced vision loss.

The White House has restored the POW/MIA flag to its original location on top of the residence in honor of the sacrifice...
04/11/2021

The White House has restored the POW/MIA flag to its original location on top of the residence in honor of the sacrifices of all who have served and who now serve, including veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors. April 9 is National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, a Presidentially proclaimed observance. BVA similarly recognizes those who have heroically served time as prisoners of war and the sacrifices made by their families.
#PresidentialProclamations #WhiteHouse #prisonersofwar

[Image Description: A springtime front view of White House with POW/MIA flag flying below U.S. flag on top of residence. Lawn and fountain visible in front and Washington Monument in background at left. Photo courtesy of White House.]

The White House has restored the POW/MIA flag to its original location on top of the residence in honor of the sacrifices of all who have served and who now serve, including veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors. April 9 is National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, a Presidentially proclaimed observance. BVA similarly recognizes those who have heroically served time as prisoners of war and the sacrifices made by their families.
#PresidentialProclamations #WhiteHouse #prisonersofwar

[Image Description: A springtime front view of White House with POW/MIA flag flying below U.S. flag on top of residence. Lawn and fountain visible in front and Washington Monument in background at left. Photo courtesy of White House.]

BVA has joined with 11 other Military and Veterans Service Organizations to support toxic exposure legislation at Camp L...
04/10/2021
BVA Lends Support to Legislation Affecting Camp Lejeune Victims – Blinded Veterans Association

BVA has joined with 11 other Military and Veterans Service Organizations to support toxic exposure legislation at Camp Lejeune. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R. 2192) is the first step in correcting an injustice to military service members, veterans, and their families by allowing them to seek relief in North Carolina courts. Click below to view the H.R. 2192 support letter.
#ToxicExposures #justiceforcamplejeune #veteranshelpinveterans #veteransupport

BVA Lends Support to Legislation Affecting Camp Lejeune Victims April 9, 2021April 9, 2021 The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has joined 11 other Military and Veterans Service Organizations in supporting the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R. 2192) in a recent letter to Representative Matthe...

Always great visiting and talking with our good friends at Bosma Enterprises. Thank you for helping us with our IT solut...
04/09/2021

Always great visiting and talking with our good friends at Bosma Enterprises. Thank you for helping us with our IT solutions. #informationtechnology #transformation #collaboration

On this episode of the Navigating Blindness Podcast, we talk with members of the Blinded Veterans Association about how Bosma's longstanding relationship with their organization led to our Good Works IT Consulting team helping them with some of their IT needs. https://soundcloud.com/user-995895574/navigating-blindness-podcast-good-works-it-consulting (Graphic states: Navigating Blindness with an image of a microphone in the background.)

BVA is pleased to be a founding member of the national volunteer COVID-19 Community Corps! Visit hhs.gov/COVIDCommunityC...
04/01/2021

BVA is pleased to be a founding member of the national volunteer COVID-19 Community Corps! Visit hhs.gov/COVIDCommunityCorps today to learn more and join us in the challenge to protect America's health. #WeCanDoThis

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BVA is pleased to be a founding member of the national volunteer COVID-19 Community Corps! Visit hhs.gov/COVIDCommunityCorps today to learn more and join us in the challenge to protect America's health. #WeCanDoThis

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#DYK Blinded Veterans Association is celebrating a huge milestone for our organization - 76 years to the day of serving ...
03/26/2021
Did You Know?

#DYK Blinded Veterans Association is celebrating a huge milestone for our organization - 76 years to the day of serving blinded veterans! At 8:45am on the morning of March 28, 1945, approximately 100 wounded World War II blinded service members recovering at Avon Army Old Farms Convalescent Hospital gathered for an urgently important meeting (Click link below to learn more). #BVA #resilience #endurance

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With sincere gratitude, Donald D. Overton, Jr. P.S. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Blinded Veterans Association today. Your support helps thousands of our nation’s blinded veterans overcome life’s challenges after vision loss.

BVA is pleased to recognize the signing into law earlier today of the “Strengthening and Amplifying Vaccination Efforts ...
03/25/2021
BVA Lauds Passage, Signing of Bill Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccine – 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.
#veterans #caregivers #spouses #beneficiaries #vaccine

BVA Lauds Passage, Signing of Bill Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccine March 24, 2021March 24, 2021 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...

#HappyInternationalWomensDay2021 to all women worldwide, but especially to our outstanding women blinded veterans who ov...
03/08/2021

#HappyInternationalWomensDay2021 to all women worldwide, but especially to our outstanding women blinded veterans who overcame incredible odds to become the people they are today. We are proud to be able to help you on your journey to independence after vision loss.

If you want to help us continue to aid our women blinded veterans as they regain their independence after vision loss, make your tax-deductible donation today! https://buff.ly/3fZ0lzM

[Image Description: Our four women blinded veterans who hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2019. All four of them are wearing a pink BVA shirt. In the center is a bagpiper from the local military base wearing the dress blues uniform. Copy on the photo reads "International Women's Day, March 8, 2021"]

#HappyInternationalWomensDay2021 to all women worldwide, but especially to our outstanding women blinded veterans who overcame incredible odds to become the people they are today. We are proud to be able to help you on your journey to independence after vision loss.

If you want to help us continue to aid our women blinded veterans as they regain their independence after vision loss, make your tax-deductible donation today! https://buff.ly/3fZ0lzM

[Image Description: Our four women blinded veterans who hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2019. All four of them are wearing a pink BVA shirt. In the center is a bagpiper from the local military base wearing the dress blues uniform. Copy on the photo reads "International Women's Day, March 8, 2021"]

The United States Access Board's first webinar on the inclusivity of autonomous vehicles is happening next week on March...
03/05/2021
Access Board Seeks Public Input on Self-Driving Vehicles – Blinded Veterans Association

The United States Access Board's first webinar on the inclusivity of autonomous vehicles is happening next week on March 10! For more information visit, https://bva.org/access-board-seeks-public-input-on-self-driving-vehicles/

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Access Board Seeks Public Input on Self-Driving Vehicles February 24, 2021February 24, 2021 The United States Access Board will host, during the months of March and April, a four-part series of virtual meetings on making Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) accessible to passengers with disabilities. The meeti...

Don’t forget to join the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled tonight at 8pm EST to commemorate the...
03/04/2021
Matthew Whitaker in Concert

Don’t forget to join the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled tonight at 8pm EST to commemorate their 90th Anniversary with a Michael Whitaker concert!

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) in the Library of Congress will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker. Whitaker, who has been blind since birth, is an NLS patron who has garnered accolades across the...

Join BVA at the Joint House and Senate hearing as we outline our legislative priorities before the 117th Congress! Image...
03/03/2021
Joint House and Senate VSO Legislative Presentations

Join BVA at the Joint House and Senate hearing as we outline our legislative priorities before the 117th Congress!

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First Panel: Disabled American VeteransSecond Panel: Multi-VSOs – Student Veterans of America, Blinded Veterans Association, Military Officers Association of...

#DontForget to join BVA this Wednesday, March 3 for our Annual Testimony with the 117th Congress! For more information o...
03/01/2021

#DontForget to join BVA this Wednesday, March 3 for our Annual Testimony with the 117th Congress! For more information on our legislative priorities as well as how to view the testimony, visit: https://buff.ly/3dSWNzY. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Majority

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#DontForget to join BVA this Wednesday, March 3 for our Annual Testimony with the 117th Congress! For more information on our legislative priorities as well as how to view the testimony, visit: https://buff.ly/3dSWNzY. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Majority

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Join BVA on Wednesday, March 3 at 10am EST for our annual testimony outlining BVA's legislative priorities to the 117th ...
02/26/2021

Join BVA on Wednesday, March 3 at 10am EST for our annual testimony outlining BVA's legislative priorities to the 117th Congress along with six other Veterans Service Organizations.

You can view and listen to the lifestream on the house committee website here: http://bit.ly/2021Testimony or on their Facebook or YouTube page.

If you want to learn more about BVA's legislative priorities, you can visit https://bva.org.

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Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Majority

Join BVA on Wednesday, March 3 at 10am EST for our annual testimony outlining BVA's legislative priorities to the 117th Congress along with six other Veterans Service Organizations.

You can view and listen to the lifestream on the house committee website here: http://bit.ly/2021Testimony or on their Facebook or YouTube page.

If you want to learn more about BVA's legislative priorities, you can visit https://bva.org.

[Image Description: On the top 3/4 of the picture is a group photo from last year's annual testimony. Below the photo is copy: "Wednesday, March 3, 2021." From left to right in the photo: Deputy Director of Government Relations Russell Nelson, National Secretary Danny Wallace, Former Executive Director Joe Bogart, National President Tom Zampieri, Executive Director Don Overton, Blind Veterans UK Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Renata Gomes, and BVA Legislative Committee Member Dr. Robert Mazzoli.]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Majority

#DidYouKnow that BVA received the Guidestar Platinum Transparency seal for 2021? Learn more about our mission and progra...
02/24/2021

#DidYouKnow that BVA received the Guidestar Platinum Transparency seal for 2021? Learn more about our mission and programs at https://bva.org! #Guidestar #nonprofit Candid

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#DidYouKnow that BVA received the Guidestar Platinum Transparency seal for 2021? Learn more about our mission and programs at https://bva.org! #Guidestar #nonprofit Candid

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History of BVA

On March 28, 1945, a group of 100 young men who had recently lost their sight during World War II, met at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital, near Avon, Connecticut. They discussed forming an organization to assist their fellow veterans in recovery and assimilation back to civilian life. These young men became the founders of the Blinded Veterans Association, and represented a cross-section of heroes and pioneers who shaped the rich history, philosophy, and knowledge of education and techniques rehabilitating the blind. These same men also provided insight into current and future challenges facing the blind and engaged in continual advocacy efforts to ensure that services for all blinded persons would be specialized for their unique life circumstances. In 1946, General Omar Bradley, of the Veterans Administration, appointed the Blinded Veterans Association as the first official representative of blinded veterans. In this role, The Blinded Veterans Association assumed responsibility for filing health and disability and appeals on behalf of blinded veterans to the Veterans Administration. In 1947 the Blinded Veterans Association was incorporated in New York State as a nonprofit association and then moved to Washington, DC, later that same year. Throughout the last 74 years, BVA has successfully carried out its important mission and contributed a number of significant accomplishments on behalf of America’s blinded veterans and their families. This has included working in close partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assure high-quality, comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services/benefits for blinded veterans. A pivotal moment occurred at the end of World War II when the U.S. Army discontinued its blind rehabilitation services for the war blind and BVA persuaded VA to assume the responsibility for their care and rehabilitation. In 1958, BVA was chartered by the 58th U.S. Congress to speak and write on behalf of blinded veterans in national legislative affairs. Ever since BVA officers and staff have worked tirelessly to fulfill the Association’s mission and uphold the ideals expressed in its Congressional charter by monitoring House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee activities and cooperating with other Veterans Service Organizations. One of BVA’s most notable accomplishments was to call for the establishment of a comprehensive residential Blind Rehabilitation Center. The facility would assist blinded veterans in their adjustment to vision loss and the acquisition of adaptive skills. Due in large measure to BVA’s efforts, the first BRC opened on July 4, 1948. As the numbers of war-blinded veterans increased with the onset of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, BVA pressured VA to expand the number of BRCs nationally. As BRC programs grew and evolved, BVA persuaded Congress and VA to expand eligibility for blind rehabilitation services to veterans whose blindness was not the result of their military service, but due to illness or age-related conditions. Literally, thousands of blinded veterans have received rehabilitation assistance as a result of this achievement. During the last 74 years, BVA has taken every opportunity to present the special needs of America’s blinded veterans before policymakers at all levels of government.

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Blinded Vet exposes Misplaced Wheelchair Curb Cuts in Florida that kill 130 Pedestrians every year. www.pedestriansmatter.org, @PedestriansFl, @ACLUFL
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Dear BVA Members: I moved to Sarasota as a Disabled Veteran in 1993 after serving 12 years of Active Duty. I believe the County, State, and Federal Government are abusing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). I also believe this ADA Fraud has resulted in the deaths of several people. This ADA Fraud may be invisible to the average person. Just as, many Disabilities are Invisible. I am talking about the abuse of the ADA on our sidewalks. Pedestrian Safety is a Civil Right. The abuse of this Civil Right is Unlawful. Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Alexis, Sophia, and my Neighbor's dog "Charlie" were all killed by this violation of our Civil Rights. Unfortunately, I have never been able to find a Non Profit willing to help. This is disappointing, why won't any organizations help. I am hoping individual members are willing to get involved. Why does a Blinded Veteran need to explain how it is wrong to obstruct our sidewalks or place Wheelchair Curb Cuts in dangerous locations? These Non Profits take in a lot of money but the only thing they seam to do is post stuff on their Social Media. But I still believe in the People. So lets do something. The BVA may not be able to help as an organization, but individual members can help by filing ADA Fraud Complaints and contacting our Legislators. In Memory of Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Alexis, Sophia, and the many others killed in our Nations Fake Crosswalks installed because of ADA Fraud. https://www.pedestriansmatter.org Jeff Redding Sarasota, Florida 941-227-6965 Pedestrian Safety Advocate Lifetime Member, Blinded Veterans of America