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NYVRA Call to Action

The bill to license O&M Specialists and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (S2907 & A3060) was reintroduced in the NYS Senate and Assembly in January, 2023 thanks to the extremely hard work of Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo.

To track progress on the legislation please follow the links below:

NYS Senate (S2907)

NYS Assembly (A3060)

Too many New York residents with visual impairments are going without cane travel instruction called orientation and mobility (O&M). Without a cane and instruction on street safety skills they are at risk, a risk IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act says they should not have to take. 

Thank you for supporting quality education and rehabilitation for blind and visually impaired consumers in New York State.  You may also download our licensure fact sheet here for more information. 

NYS Assemblywoman Lupardo and Senator Griffo Press Conference on Licensure.
Photo of the NYS Assembly Chamber
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