New this year BVA is implementing the VOICEYE code on all printed materials distributed at the convention. VOICEYE is the smartphone application enabling those with print impairments to access printed information using a VOICEYE code reader. VOICEYE on Apple’s iStore Description The new way to access printed information for print and visually impaired! VOICEYE is the smartphone application enabling those with print impairments to access printed information using a VOICEYE code on the printed material. Information regarding the VOICEYE code on the printed material: VOICEYE can hold as much as two A4 pages of text on a 2.5 square centimeter code. There’s no need forRead More →

Partially hydrogenated oils, which are a major dietary source of trans fat, may soon become unapproved food additives. Over the past decade, many companies have reduced the amount of trans fat in their products, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that further reducing trans fat could prevent thousands of deaths and heart attacks each year. Learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary findings on partially hydrogenated oils and find out what you can do to avoid trans fat.Read More →

Veterans Health Administration Update: AGENT ORANGE It’s American Diabetes Month. Are you a Veteran with diabetes mellitus type 2 who was exposed to Agent Orange during service? You may be eligible for VA benefits. Healthy eating habits and exercise can help prevent diabetes. Learn more. Visit www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange to find out more about Agent Orange and VA benefits.Read More →