Vision Rehabilitation & Resources
Buffalo, NY, USA
Project Title: BENNY Job Placement Initiative Website:

About the Grantee

VIA aims to help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest level of independence.

Purpose of the Grant

To (1) implement the Lavelle-BENNY Initiative in VIA’s Western 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, and (2) underwrite the Master’s-level education of an incumbent VIA staff member as an Orientation and Mobility trainer who can prepare newly placed workers to commute safely to and from work.




36 months

Grant Regions

Upstate NY