Phil Raistrick, Passes Away

Phil Raistrick, Visionary Founder of En-Vision America, Passes Away Contact Information: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJenna [email protected] Phil Raistrick, Visionary Founder of En-Vision America, Passes Away PALMETTO, Fla., November 25, 2019 — It’s with great sadness, En-Vision America announces the passing of their beloved company founder Phil Raistrick. He sadly and suddenly passed on November 20, 2019. Phil was a giant of a man and a visionary who was dedicated to providing those with vision impairment greater […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Veterans Service Organizations unite calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize diseases as Agent Orange presumptive conditions for disability benefits.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Veterans Service Organizations unite calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize various ailments as Agent Orange presumptive conditions for disability benefits. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Veterans Service Organizations unite calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, “Parkinson-like symptoms” and hypertension as Agent Orange presumptive conditions for disability benefits. #BVA proudly supports our Vietnam Veterans, their families and survivors – ensuring that “never again shall […]

Blinded Veterans Members Attend Golf Event Honors Memory Maj. Charles R Soltes Jr. O.D.

Blinded Veterans Members Attend Golf Event Honors Memory Maj. Charles R Soltes Jr. O.D. Press Information Contact: Tom Zampieri  Blinded Veterans Association, (301) 204-3291 Cell,    [email protected] Blinded Veterans Members Attend Golf Event Honors Memory Maj. Charles R Soltes Jr. O.D. (IRVINE, CALIF. September 30, 2019) — Three blinded American veterans will share rehabilitation experiences that tell the story of their personal adjustment to blindness at the Major Charles R. Soltes, Jr. O.D. 15th Memorial Charitable […]

[BVA Training and Discussion #1844] iOS 13 and Bluetooth Permissions

iOS 13 and Bluetooth Permissions Greetings Everyone, For those that updated your iOS devices to iOS 13, you may notice apps requesting permission to use Bluetooth. Understand that this is a privacy feature Apple instituted for apps that may use Bluetooth to connect to items like beacons or other devices. Here are a few simple things to consider when decided to accept or deny for an app to connect to Bluetooth: Not allowing an app […]

2019 Blinded Appalachian Trail in North Carolina “In Honor of Chief Joe Parker”

2019 Blinded Appalachian Trail in North Carolina “In Honor of Chief Joe Parker” BVA and BVUK Members and their guides standing in front of the Chattahoochee National Forest sign and billboard during the 2018 Blind Appalachian Trail event. Three members of the Blinded Veterans Association, along with their guides, will walk the 96-mile portion of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. Beginning on the 24th of September at Blue Ridge Gap in Northern Georgia, theses […]

How Visually Impaired Veterans Can Access a Range of Services at the VA

How Visually Impaired Veterans Can Access a Range of Services at the VA If you’re a visually-impaired veteran, you face unique challenges. As with other disabled veterans, though, you have at your disposal potential benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. How you qualify and the available benefits will depend on the causes of your blindness. Blindness Due to Combat or Other Service You may qualify for VA disability benefits, such as tax-free monthly payments, […]