The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vision Rehabilitation & Resources
Rochester, NY, USA
Project Title: BENNY Job Placement Initiative 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 support the implementation of the Lavelle-BENNY Initiative in ABVI’s West-Central New York catchment area, using new employer-partnership strategies to increase the number of working-age adults who are blind that are placed in competitive paid jobs.




36 months

Grant Regions

Upstate NY