Celebrating 100 years of providing life-changing services to people who are blind or visually impaired.

photo of Vision Forward's building

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The Victorian home which housed the Badger Association from 1924-1967, when the current building opened.

September 1919: The Badger Association was founded by Adam Zepp, who became blind at the age of 16. The vision was to have a voice in the areas of economic, social and employment areas.

1924: The Badger Association opens housing for the blind in the Victorian home pictured above.

1967: The Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children is incorporated.

1997: Vision Rehabilitation Services was implemented to assist adults in achieving independence.

2009: The Badger Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children merge to serve all ages.

2011: The organization renames itself Vision Forward Association.

2019: Vision Forward Association celebrates its 100th year and today serves over 5,000 people annually!

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