CABVI Earns 2023 Employment Growth Award From National Industries for the Blind

May 29, 2024

Utica, NY – The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2023 Employment Growth Award.  The award recognizes CABVI’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth, and upward mobility for people who are […]

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CABVI introduces new Board chairman at 95th Annual Meeting

May 24, 2024

UTICA, N.Y. –  The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) held its 95th Annual Meeting on May 14 at Monarch Banquets in Yorkville. Following the regular board reports, CABVI staff and Board members said farewell to Jim Turnbull IV, who officially stepped down as chairman of the Board of Directors. Turnbull was […]

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VisionServe Alliance honors Don LoGuidice with 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award

May 24, 2024

UTICA, N.Y. – VisionServe Alliance is honored to bestow the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award to Don LoGuidice, who served as an exceptional leader in the blindness and vision impairment (BVI) field, distinguishing himself through his creativity, determination, and dedication to improving the lives of the people who are blind or visually impaired. LoGuidice was the […]

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Cataract Awareness Month: Focusing on prevention and care

June 9, 2023

As people get older, they face a higher risk of developing cataracts, which are a gradual clouding of the eye’s natural lens that leads to a decrease in vision. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than half of Americans 80 and older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them. June […]

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CABVI recognizes Customer of the Year, community hero

June 6, 2023

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) recognized SUNY Upstate Medical University on Monday, June 5, for being a loyal customer of the organization’s Central Industries manufacturing division, which provides products and services through its Preferred Source and Ability One programs. The medical center received the Customer of the Year Award during […]

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CABVI, American Nitrile announce domestic PPE arrangement

March 13, 2023

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), and American Nitrile, a Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer, Monday announced a strategic arrangement to manufacture and distribute domestically produced nitrile gloves to address the national need for personal protective equipment (PPE). CABVI will package and distribute gloves it buys from American Nitrile at its facilities in […]

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NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo Designated CABVI Champion

June 22, 2021

The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) presented the inaugural CABVI Champion Award today to New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo. CABVI’s Public Policy Team chose Senator Griffo for his persistent work and dedication to CABVI’s mission, along with the fulfillment of the CABVI Champion criteria. CABVI Champions are New York […]

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CABVI Launches Office Supply E-Commerce Site, ClickOn Supplies

April 23, 2021

Scott MacGregor, CABVI’s Vice President of Operations, visits ABC50 in Watertown to discuss ClickOn Supplies. The new e-commerce site offers over 45,000 products for purchase and every item comes with free shipping. Scott said, “Primarily, the reason we did this is because our mission is to help people who are blind become independent as possible. […]

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Tools Help Improve Daily Living for Individuals with Low Vision

March 15, 2021

To access the video, please click this link – https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2021/03/04/tools-improving-to-help-people-with-low-vision Symptoms include distant or near vision issues and trouble in differentiating colors. It often happens as people age. “What we’ll do is we’ll ask the patient what they’re having trouble with, what concerns they’re having and see if we can help them with different devices […]

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CABVI Offers Details & Assistance in February for Low Vision Month

February 26, 2021

See the full news story here – WKTV Covers Low Vision Month UTICA, NY-The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), aligned with the National Eye Institute (NEI), offers information and assistance with low vision this month. According to NEI, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Three million have low […]

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