The center of BVA’s communications and public relations efforts is the BVA Bulletin, a printed periodical that is available in three additional formats and also accessible online in both print and as an mp3 recording. An online archive of Bulletin issues going back to 2006 can be read here.
The Bulletin focuses on issues and events relating to blinded veteran but also covers general topics about veterans and current issues affecting them. The publication strives to keep its audience abreast of services, benefits, and legislation. It also provides as much detail as possible on issues relating to blind rehabilitation and the blind and visually impaired communities at large.
The Bulletin is one of the several ways in which the Association fulfills its Congressional charter to motivate and inspire veterans to return to their rightful place in society. Its circulation also provides opportunities for BVA regional group members, Visual Impairment Service Team Coordinators and the BVA general membership to locate potential BVA members and inform them about the benefits of joining the organization.
The publication is also sent to libraries, resource centers, medical services organizations, and agencies that serve the blind nationally, locally, and on state/regional levels.
There is no charge to receive the Bulletin in print format. Increasingly popular is the reading of the Bulletin’s online and two email versions, which are compatible with Zoomtext and most screen readers for the blind and visually impaired.