Giving to BVRS of Pittsburgh, Pa


Over the course of more than 100 years, Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh has helped thousands of people with vision loss find their way to independence. There are not many agencies such as BVRS in the United States, and our nationally acclaimed programs draws clients from as far away as Hawaii, Montana, Oklahoma, Maine, and occasionally from other countries.


In 1910, a number of Pittsburgh organizations and private citizens worked to create the organization that was to become the Pittsburgh Blind Association. Their goal was to provide employment for people who were blind or vision impaired and increase awareness of blindness prevention.

Today’s goal is the same as yesterday’s: To provide blindness prevention education to the public and the rehabilitation training and jobs that people with vision loss need to become as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. BVRS programs include:

  • Personal Adjustment to Blindness Training
  • Vocation and Employment Services
  • Low Vision Services
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Access Technology Center
  • Summer Youth Programs
  • Services for Seniors
  • Preschool Vision Screening
  • In-Home Instruction
  • Community Services
  • Day Programs for People with Disabilities

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