"What VABVI did for me: Just knowing they were a resource for help. When I couldn't see to use my appliances they came and marked them. I felt so liberated. For the training I received...so I can stay independent, live alone and be a contributing member of society. Thankful for all the transportation they provide to shop and doctor's appointments. Belonging to the support group is especially important to be with peers and sharing our experiences. Bonding and connecting leads to trust and caring for each other, learning from outside speakers, having fun and entertainment throughout the year. Becoming active in leadership and being an advocate for blind and visually impaired. Educating the public and school children about our life as a blind person and how we stay independent. Attending support groups helps us get out of our house and be a social event." - anonymous client
"While I was in high school I had a person come up to meet with me once a week and she got me magnifiers and a telescope to see the chalkboard and a cassette player to listen to my schoolwork in English and History and a magnifier for my sewing machine in home ec. class. I have been through the VABVI for 20 years. I have been very happy with everything they have done for me in high school and now. The people who I have worked with are great for what they did for me since I been through this company. When they came to my home they got me magnifiers and a CCTV and things that can help me around the house." - Laurel M.