VABVI currently serves 296 blind and visually impaired students across Vermont.
Students are excited to ride horses for the first time!
Students have the opportunity to engage with fellow blind and visually impaired peers through VABVI.
A client shares a smile during a Peer Assisted Learning and Support (PALS) meeting.
A client shows a smile for the camera!
Daniel Kish, who is blind, hosts a workshop for VABVI students about echolocation, a process involving the clicking of the tongue to envision one's surroundings.

Giving Tuesday

As the Holidays approach, so does the global day to give back also known as Giving Tuesday. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to … Continued

Enabling Vermonters Everyday

The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI), a non-profit organization founded in 1926, is the only private agency to offer free training, services, and support to visually impaired Vermonters. Each year we serve hundreds of children from birth to age 22 and adults age 55 and over.

VABVI’s specialized staff are also contracted to work with employment-aged adults through the State Department, Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI). VABVI and DBVI also work together on some of the Teen Transition and Intensive Residential Life Experiences (IRLE) programs.

Our mission is to enable Vermonters with vision problems, whether blindness or impairment, to achieve and maintain independence.