BIT’s employer education services help organizations understand the myriad skills and benefits that blind and visually impaired (BVI) workers bring to the table. If your company is curious about the value the BVI community brings to the table, take advantage of the Art of Blinders workshops, hosted by BIT’s Executive Director Mike Hess!


We at BIT understand that many organizations want to hire from within the blind and visually impaired community, but aren’t sure how to begin. To this end, our workplace preparation services help make sure your company has dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s before you hire your first BVI employee. We also offer accessible technology consulting services to help your company ensure that your internal and customer-facing technology is accessible to the blind and visually impaired community. 


BIT’s staffing service helps your organization tap into the best talent in the blind and visually impaired community. We can handle the task of finding exceptional BVI candidates for you!

about us

The Blind Institute of Technology™ (BIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to reduce the excessively high unemployment rate among the blind and visually impaired (BVI) community in America.

Led by Executive Director Mike Hess, BIT aims to help solve this unemployment and diversity and inclusion epidemic by educating employers about the advantages of working with talented and skilled BVI individuals, and through professional certification and training, inclusive technology and other programs. Mike left an 18-year career in IT to found BIT in 2013.