BVA Podcast Episode 43: Interview with OrCam

July 27, 2018

Interview with OrCam Technologies representative Rhys Filmer on the subject of the OrCam My Eye 2.0

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BVA Podcast Episode 42: Interview with Joseph Quirk

June 26, 2018

Navy veteran Joseph Quirk addresses coping with blindness after having been blinded by a gunshot while with a friend who was killed. Joseph talks about overcoming blindness to lead a normal life, while also developing video games for the blind.  

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Interview with Justin Moore from NuEyes

June 26, 2018

Justin Moore, co-founder of NuEyes, along with Mark Greget, talks about the latest product in low vision glasses for the visually impaired.  Both are veterans of the US Armed Forces.  Justin speaks about the ODG Smart Glasses and what makes them different from any other product.  NuEyes will be exhibiting their products at the BVA Convention and Exhibition in Reno, New in August.

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Focus On The Hill Episode 6

April 4, 2018

In episode 6 of BVA's Focus On The Hill podcast, we have the statement of BVA National Vice President Mr. Paul Mimms during a joint-hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee held on March 14, 2018.

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Veteran Discusses Life Without Vision

April 3, 2018

In this unique episode of the BVA Podcast, we talk with retired veteran and purple heart recipient, Howard Myers, and his son, Chad Myers, a life coach and inspirational speaker, bring valuable life lessons from Howard’s journey from trauma (i.e., losing his eyesight while serving in Viet Nam) to triumph (recovering his strength and fortitude to achieve national sales awards in his career while raising a family) to readers who seek encouragement, hope, and inspiration to overcome any, especially difficult challenge in their newly released book, Blind Vision: A Veteran’s Story of Trauma to Triumph.

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Focus On The Hill Episode 5

February 9, 2018

In episode 5 of BVA's Focus On The Hill podcast, we have a BVA Staff, Hallie Smith return as a guest to discuss the changes made to Decision Ready Claim (DRC) program. Shortly after the last episode was published, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) anounced some changes/expansion to the program. The DRC allows veterans to submit VA compensation claims that are decision-ready so you can get your claim processed within 30 days.

Some Resources:

BVA's Decision Ready Claims Resource:http://www.bva.org/drc.aspx

VA's Decision Ready Claims Resource:https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp

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Focus On The Hill Episode 4

November 3, 2017

In episode 4 of BVA's Focus On The Hill podcast, we have a BVA Staff as a guest were we discuss the Decision Ready Claim (DRC) program. The DRC allows veterans to submit VA compensation claims that are decision-ready so you can get your claim processed within 30 days. We talk about what DRC is, how it works, who is eligible or ineligible, documents required, and some expert tips.

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Focus On The Hill Episode 3

October 6, 2017

Episode 3 of BVA's Focus On The Hill podcast covers the remarks of Acting Deputy Secretary of The Department Of Veterans Affairs Mr. Scott Blackburn during BVA's 72nd National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Focus On The Hill Episode 2

September 1, 2017

Episode 2 of BVA's Focus On The Hill podcast covers items of legislative news, activities in Washington DC involving BVA and some of its National Officers, and finally statement of Past National President Dale Stamper during a joint-hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Focus On The Hill Episode 1

July 28, 2017

Pilot episode to Blinded Veterans Association's latest initiative to increase awareness among veterans and the general public on the latest news from Washington DC, Department Of Veterans Affairs, and more.

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