The Blinded American Veterans Foundation offers programs for social integration as well as rehabilitation and provides funding for rehabilitation centers. From the beginning it was determined that BAVF would not be a membership organization or a substitute for already existing veteran service organizations. Instead, the Foundation was designed to become a nationwide focal point and clearinghouse for research, information dissemination, and education efforts. As a result, the BAVF concentrates on:


  • Supporting medical research on blindness and visual impairment, as well as the development of improved prosthetics to assist blind and visually impaired veterans.
  • Outreach programs to further identify issues of personal importance to blind and visually impaired veterans.
  • Information programs dedicated at state and federal agencies, the Congress and state legislatures, the private business sector, and the general public.
  • The development of a nationwide volunteer corps to assist blind and visually impaired veterans.

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