Vision Rehabilitation & Resources
Buffalo, NY, USA
Project Title: Covid-19 Response 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.




2 months

Grant Regions

NYC Metro Area, Upstate NY