News & Press Releases

  • U.S. Goalball Teams Announced For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
    U.S. Goalball Teams Announced For Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games FORT WAYNE, INDIANA (June 9, 2021) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes has revealed the 12 athletes selected to represent Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the sport of goalball. The announcement was made Wednesday at Turnstone Center, an official U.S. […]
  • National Registry for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments Launches
    Success Beyond Sight, (SBS), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, has created a FREE National Registry (NRTSVI) for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVIs/TVIs) to empower a national voice for TSVIs/TVIs and to provide a means to reach, on a national level, TSVIs/TVIs with free resources and important professional information. Success Beyond Sight recognizes the crucial role that […]
  • VisionServe Alliance Releases Official Code of Ethics Policies
    St. Louis, Missouri—May 18, 2021 – VisionServe Alliance (VSA) announces the release of its official Code of Ethics policy which outlines expectations regarding the behavior of VSA towards its members, clients, stakeholders, and society. Developed by the Board of Directors with assistance from the Employers Association Forum, VSA’s Code of Ethics policy is a statement […]
  • How the American Rescue Plan Act Affects Your Nonprofit
    VSA will continue to research and share updates on the ARPA as more info becomes available. Several items to note as of now, 1) The deadline to apply for the PPP loan has NOT been extended beyond March 31st, 2) Be aware of the new extension of COBRA coverage (see below), 3) the new Charitable Incentive […]
  • VisionServe Alliance Announces Two Spring Academic Scholarship Recipients
    St. Louis, Missouri—March 22, 2021 – VisionServe Alliance announces two new recipients of its annual academic scholarship: Alison Clougherty, Co-Founder of BEST in Nashville, TN, and Melisa Matthews, a Blind Low Vision Specialist with VIPS in Louisville, KY. VSA’s annual academic scholarship is available to employees of its member organizations whose annual budget is $1.5 […]
  • Cleanlogic’s Inspiration Foundation Supports 13 VSA Members Through Assistive Technology Grants
    The Inspiration Foundation awarded 13 VisionServe Alliance members Assistive Technology Grants of up to $1,500 to help them keep their technology class rooms and remote training sessions up to date. The recipients used this funding to purchase a variety of equipment including braille displays, braille printers, a new laptop, phones for training, air pods, ear […]
  • Call for Presentation Proposals Spring 2021
    VSA is currently accepting presentation proposals for its spring 2021 virtual conference until Feb. 12, 2021. Attendance at the VisionServe Alliance Executive Leadership Conference is open to any and all leaders in the field of blindness, low vision, and visual impairments. The Conference Committee is especially but not exclusively interested in proposals on the following […]
  • Vision Loss Community Professionals and Private Service Provider Groups Forge Historic Public Policy Alliance to Lead the Field in National Systems Change
    Aging and Vision Loss to Take Center Stage; Services to Students and Working-Age Adults to Have Starring Roles
  • USABA Names Molly Quinn as New Chief Executive Officer
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Bill Kellick, Marketing/PR Manager(719) 866-3222 or COLORADO SPRINGS (July 28, 2020) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce the addition of Molly Quinn as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Quinn comes to USABA with over 20 years of progressive experience in […]
  • Working to Achieve Medicare Coverage of Low Vision Devices
    The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition was formed to raise awareness and build support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices, technologies, and related services for people with disabilities and chronic conditions. The coalition is broad-based including disability and aging organizations as well as health and provider associations.
  • Resilience and Responsiveness in a Time of Unprecedented Challenge
    Author: Paul Schroeder, April 8, 2020 Across the US, businesses, and agencies, and the communities and individuals they serve are struggling in countless ways to maintain well-being – physical, mental and economic. And, our political leaders are also struggling, with limited resources and levers to provide assistance and guidance. Recently enacted legislation has certainly helped […]
  • Important Survey Shared Flattening the Inaccessibility Curve
    Today VisionServe Alliance joins many other organizations and companies in a collaborative project to collect data and information about the experiences of adults who are blind or have low vision during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the lives of adults with visual impairments and to identify […]
  • VisionServe Alliance Joins Nonprofit Community in Signing COVID-19 Stimulus Letter
    March 19, 2020 – VisionServe Alliance joined over 144 national nonprofit organizations calling for the federal government to pass a stimulus bill to support nonprofit organizations facing the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed
    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) was signed by President Donald Trump on March 18. A congressional summary of H.R. 6201 can be found here.
  • Take-Aways From the ELC in Atlanta
    “There is lots of work to be done, and together we can do it.” 181 leaders in the blindness and low vision field attended VisionServe’s Executive Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this past November. This figure sets a record high attendance for any of our conferences and included representatives from 75 VisionServe member organizations (61% […]
  • Executive Leadership Conference to Provide 100% Accessibility for Blind and Visually Impaired Attendees; Exciting Technology To Be Demonstrated
    November 3 – 6, 2019 at the Georgian Terrace in Atlanta, GA  St. Louis, Missouri – September, 2019 – Over 220 national leaders will convene in Atlanta, Georgia this fall for discussions on the future of providing services to people who are blind or have low vision. With more than 26.9 million[1] American adults in the US […]
  • VisionServe Alliance Forms Aging & Vision Loss National Coalition
    St. Louis, Missouri – August 7, 2019 – VisionServe Alliance announces it is spearheading the new Aging & Vision Loss National Coalition to tackle critical issues related to older people experiencing impaired sight as the result of age-related eye diseases. The coalition is comprised of 15 national, state, local, private and public agencies representing broad […]
  • Web-based Referral System Launched in Florida, New Hampshire and Oklahoma
    St. Louis, Missouri—February 20, 2019 – VisionServe Alliance has launched a pilot program of its new web-based patient referral system known as “VisionRefer!” The web-based referral system will help make referrals of low vision patients by their doctors to vision rehabilitation centers nationwide easy, fast, and HIPAA compliant. The goal is to make VisionRefer! available […]
  • Results of the 5th Biennial Compensation and Benefits Survey Now Available
    St. Louis, Missouri – June 19, 2018  –  In partnership with the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB), VisionServe Alliance announces that the results of the 5th Biennial Compensation & Benefits Survey are now available to all participating members. This survey is […]