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Technology Training Session Enriches BVA Convention

By Tim Hornik During the BVA 69th National Convention a unique session occurred. The first in hopefully a series of BVA member-lead training sessions provided a chance to learn how to use an iPhone or iPad. The Technology Association for … Continue reading

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Banquet Finale Closes Memorable BVA 69th National Convention

Inspirational recognitions, emotional tributes to family members and dedicated professionals, and even a few fond farewells all found their way to the capstone event that brought to an official end the BVA 69th National Convention August 21, 2014, in Sparks, … Continue reading

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BVA HOSTS RECENTLY BLINDED SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS IN RENO

Fourteen U.S. combat-blinded service members injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Operation Desert Storm joined seven British legally blind veterans at the Blinded Veterans Association’s (BVA) 69th National Convention at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, August 18-21. The … Continue reading

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BLINDED VET ADDRESSES OVERCOMING ADVERSITY AT LUNCHEON

Bill Wedekind, Vietnam War veteran and the only known blind, bilateral double-hand amputee potter in the world, addressed the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 69th National Convention’s Father Carroll Memorial Luncheon on Wednesday, August 20, at 12:30 p.m. Wedekind delivered his … Continue reading

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RENO MEETINGS TO HOST EXPERTS IN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, VISION RESEARCH, AND REHABILITATION

Leading authorities in the areas of leadership skills development, blind rehabilitation, and vision research affecting the blind and visually impaired, especially those who have served in the United States military, will speak in a forum setting on Wednesday, August 21, … Continue reading

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TOP VA OFFICIAL TO ADDRESS BLINDED VETERANS IN RENO

Newly appointed and confirmed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald will address the Blinded Veterans Association’s (BVA) 69th National Convention as the keynote speaker at the organization’s Opening Business Session on August 19 at 8:30 a.m. The … Continue reading

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HIGH-TECH VISUAL AIDS EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS CONVENTION OF BLINDED VETERANS

Innovative instruments such as audible currency readers, talking computers, barcode scanners, bioptic telescopes used as eyeglasses, video magnifiers, hand-held libraries of audible information, mobility aids for independent living, audible health monitoring devices such as medical alarms and two-way emergency communicators, … Continue reading

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BLINDED VETERANS TO GATHER AT RENO CONVENTION

Blinded veterans from across the country will come together August 18-21 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, for the 69th National Convention of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA). The Association is a Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization … Continue reading

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BEP To Unveil Currency Reader Program at BVA National Convention

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has learned that The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will soon distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired U.S. veterans, the first phase of which will kick off … Continue reading

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BVA’s Service to Blinded Vets Garners Support

The Blinded Veterans Association was the recent recipient of generous assistance from International Paper, a global leader in the paper and packaging industry, and several other associated organizations. The support was demonstrated during a special presentation at the BVA 68th … Continue reading

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