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Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) is the only private agency to offer training, services, and support to visually impaired Vermonters. Our mission is to enable Vermonters who are blind or visually impaired, to be more independent, cultivate adaptive skills and improve their quality of life.

"I do not know what I would do without VABVI. They showed me new methods of preparing food, marking clothes and ways to identify food and other items. They also trained me on how to use a white cane. Their support groups are priceless. It gives me an opportunity to socialize and to learn from the rehab teachers and one another." - Shirley H.

News

Will blue light from electronic devices increase my risk of macular degeneration and blindness?
Many people ask whether blue light will increase their risk of age-related macular degeneration and blindness.
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Blindness & Beauty: How Visually Impaired Women Are Changing an Industry That Ignored Them
There is implicit strength in the ritual of getting ready, and the women who know this best may be the ones who've been regularly overlooked in the beauty business. Now, blind and visually impaired women are claiming their place.
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Events

2019 Technology Fair
Technology Fair for Adaptive Technology
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Dancing with the Stars of Burlington
Dancing with the Stars of Burlington! Join us September 8th, 2019 at Burlington's Flynn Theater to cheer on the amazing lineup of seven local celebrities…
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