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Jun 12, 2014, 00:30 ET

Blinded Vets Foundation Hosts Annual Congressional Awards Ceremony and Flag Day Events

 The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) hosts its 29th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 12, 2014, followed by...

Jun 10, 2014, 01:00 ET

Blinded Vets Foundation Sets 29th Annual Congressional Awards Ceremony

 The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 29th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 12, 2014, will present its...

Jun 03, 2014, 10:54 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2014 Helen Keller Achievement Awardees

 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has announced the recipients of its prestigious Helen Keller Achievement Awards that will be held...

Feb 14, 2014, 13:30 ET

Landmark Legislation to Provide Improved Education for Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments Introduced into U.S. House

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced today the introduction of H.R. 4040­—the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy...

Oct 30, 2013, 10:30 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Welcomes New Chair to its National Board

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)—one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted to expanding possibilities for people with...

Oct 29, 2013, 11:15 ET

VisionAware Introduces Getting Started Kit for Those Newly-Diagnosed with Vision Loss

 Over 21.2 million Americans report trouble seeing, and that number is on the rise. For adults experiencing vision loss for the first time, the...

Jul 24, 2013, 09:00 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Announces Call for Nominations for 2014 Migel Medals

Today, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced an invitation for nominations for the 2014 Migel Medals, the highest honor in the...

Jun 13, 2013, 10:30 ET

Blinded Vets Foundation Hosts Flag Week Activities

 The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) hosts its 28th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 13, 2013, followed by...

Jun 11, 2013, 05:00 ET

Blinded Vets Foundation Sets 28th Annual Congressional Awards Ceremony

The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 28th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 13, 2013, will present its...

May 15, 2013, 14:24 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Announces New, Enhanced eLearning Center for Vision Loss Professionals

Busy professionals in the blindness and low vision fields now have a familiar resource with a new look and even more robust offerings: the AFB...

Apr 17, 2013, 10:00 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2013 Access Award Winners

AT&T, Regal Entertainment Group, Panasonic, RNIB, and Best Buy lauded for accessible design This spring, AT&T*, Best Buy, Panasonic,...

Mar 11, 2013, 10:00 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Introduces Described TV Listings

Finding described television shows just got much easier. As part of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, several of...

Feb 04, 2013, 11:00 ET

New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®

For the millions of Americans with vision loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work, at school, or at home, the American...

Nov 09, 2012, 06:00 ET

New Information Hub for Veterans with Vision Loss

Veterans experiencing vision problems have a new place online to find a host of materials to help them live fully and stay active. The new guide,...

Jul 12, 2012, 10:00 ET

President Obama Signs Landmark Accessible Prescription Drug Label Bill

AFB Applauds White House and Congress for Protecting the Safety of Americans with Vision Loss NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

Jun 12, 2012, 10:15 ET

New Website Offers Information and Support for Adults with Vision Loss

 Are you or a family member having difficulty seeing? Or perhaps been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration, cataracts,...

Jun 04, 2012, 15:00 ET

Blinded Vets Foundation Sets 27th Annual Congressional Awards Ceremony

National Awards Program to Honor U.S. Representatives Bishop and Carter The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 27th...

Mar 28, 2012, 10:30 ET

American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2012 Access Award Winners

Major League Baseball, NV Access, Leader Dogs for the Blind and Lauren Lieberman Cited for Making Products and Services Accessible to Visually...

Mar 07, 2012, 10:00 ET

The American Foundation for the Blind Unveils Enhanced Website Redesign

 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, today announced...

Feb 01, 2012, 10:20 ET

New Book Offers Fresh Insight on Depression Treatment with AMD Diagnosis

 In Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind, a new text on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from AFB Press, author Lindy Bergman recounts her...

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