Bucks County Commissioners Public Meeting Hosted by BCABVI
On April 7, 2010 the Bucks County Commissioners held their public meeting at BCABVI’s facility in Newtown. Executive Director, Anne Marie Spinden provided an overview of BCABVI’s clients and services for the public in attendance. “There are approximately 18,000 senior residents of Bucks County who have a moderate to severe visual impairment. Through education, direct services and advocacy efforts BCABVI strives to insure the full integration of people with visual impairment into the Bucks County community. “
Civic responsibility is encouraged by the association. BCABVI’s staff facilitates involvement by regularly assisting clients with completion of voter registration forms, with a particular focus being placed on homebound clients who may otherwise be excluded. They have also provided training to the public on the use of accessible voting machines designed to remove barriers for the visually impaired.
In the current economic climate, BCABVI has been faced with the challenge of identifying funds to maintain our programs and service to the community. The Commissioners voted unanimously to provide a donation of $2,000 to support BCABVI’s voter registration program and insure all citizens, including those who are homebound, have the opportunity to vote.
BCABVI would like to thank the County Commissioners; Charles H. Martin, Chairman, James F. Cawley, Esq., Vice Chairman and Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW for their generous support and assistance in generating increased public awareness of BCABVI’s mission and services.
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Front Row: Bucks County Commissioners James F. Cawley Esq., Chairman Charles H. Martin, and Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia Back Row: Executive Director, Anne Marie Spinden, Vice President of BCABI Board, Barbara Hains and President BCABVI Board, Duane E. Buck