The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vision Rehabilitation & Resources
Rochester, NY, USA
Project Title: New Skills, New Vision - Visually Impaired Website:

About the Grantee

The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), founded in 1911, is a premiere provider of vision rehabilitation services to people who are blind or visually impaired throughout the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier areas of New York.

As part of its mission-focused work, ABVI empowers people with vision loss to engage in fulfilling careers by offering a variety of entrepreneurial businesses, including a state-of-the-art contact center, and manufacturing and fulfillment services.

Purpose of the Grant

To build sustainable capacity to reach and provide low vision and rehabilitation services to more visually impaired seniors throughout ABVI’s Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes catchment area and to use the remaining nine percent of the requested funds to research and identify the best option for a new ABVI client-management database system.




36 months

Grant Regions

Upstate NY