The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), an affiliate of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, is dedicated to carrying out its mission of preparing and empowering people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and communities.
As a leading not-for-profit organization and community resource, ABVI adheres to the following core organizational values:
Respect - Foster an atmosphere of mutual respect, concern and courtesy toward co-workers, consumers, and customers.
Integrity - Demonstrate a high level of integrity, ethical behavior, and personal accountability.
Accessibility - Promote an environment of equal accessibility to all facilities, equipment, communications, and all other aspects of our work.
Self-determination - Respect an individual’s right to self-determination in all aspects of his or her life.
Service Excellence - Strive to understand and exceed the expectations of our consumers, customers and co-workers.
Confidentiality - Maintain the highest respect for the privacy of our consumers, employees and donors.
Development - Initiate and support positive change; turn any resulting failures into learning opportunities.
Communication - Communicate openly, clearly, promptly and honestly.
Culture - Create and support a positive environment that values dedication, continuous learning, creativity, and humor.
Continuous Improvement - Participate in the growth, development, and continuous improvement of the organization through learning and personal development.