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The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1926, is the only private agency to offer free training, services and support to visually impaired Vermonters. Our mission is to enable Vermonters with vision problems, whether blindness or impairment, to achieve and maintain independence. Each year we serve hundreds of children from birth to age 22 and adults age 55 and over (those in age groups not covered by state services).
VABVI's services for adults and children include: v Rehabilitation (adapting daily living tasks to allow those with low vision to live independently) v Orientation and Mobility (providing white cane and guide dog instruction, allowing individuals to navigate through their home and community independently) v Assistive Technology (adaptive aids allow clients to successfully perform most activities they desire) v Social Networking (improving social skills and providing a support network) v Statewide Transportation (volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments, grocery stores and for personal visits) VABVI offices are located in Burlington, Brattleboro, Montpelier and Rutland, with training rooms in our Montpelier Mini Center to showcase the latest technology in assistive aids for individuals with visual impairment.