Dining in the Dark 2024 Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Dining in the Dark a success! Your generosity supports our mission. Special thanks to our premier sponsors IBM and Harding Brooks, keynote speaker John Bramblitt, Holiday Inn Binghamton, Ba ... Read More

Chris Stone Wins 2023 NYSPSP Employee of the Year

Pictured (left to right): Lisa Damiani, Chairperson, Empire State Employment Resources for the Blind Board of Directors; Chris Burke, NYSPSP Executive Director; Carrie Stone, wife of Christopher Stone; 2023 NYSPSP Employee of the Year Chris St ... Read More

AVRE Proud to Support VA Hospitals

This month, AVRE is recognizing the men and women who sacrificed for our country as we continue to serve veterans through our work for the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare system that spans more than 20 years.   “We are proud of ... Read More

Managing Diabetes with Vision Loss

There are over 30 million people living with diabetes in the United States. It is the new leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. for people between the ages of 20 and 70. Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Other ... Read More

Winter Travel

  The winter weather is here in the Southern Tier Region. Here are a few traveling tips and suggestions to help you during the winter months.   1. Dress Appropriately!   Now is the time to put on layers and b ... Read More

Useful Apps for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

  Smartphones can assist people who are blind or visually impaired with everyday tasks. Downloadable smartphone applications, or apps, minimize the need for additional devices to access printed materials, travel, identify colors and o ... Read More

Indoor and Outdoor Lighting: Q&A

Indoor and Outdoor Lighting: Q&A By Diane McMillan, Manager of Low Vision Clinic May 13, 2020 How important is lighting when you have low vision? Lighting is very important. Anyone with low vision will tell you wha ... Read More

Staying Active

Staying Active By Cassie Gourlay, AVRE Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist April 23, 2020 It is easy to sit on your couch, stay inside, and become immobile during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding accessible exercise ... Read More

Staying Connected

Staying Connected By Margaret Opalka, AVRE Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist April 6, 2020 Because of COVID-19 and the social isolation necessary to combat it, new ways to stay connected are fl ... Read More

Providing Remote Services

Providing Remote Services By Shawnna Armstrong, AVRE Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist April 7, 2020 Currently due to the restrictions related to COVID-19, our ability to provide face to face services with our consumers h ... Read More