Blind Institute of TechnologyWe are a leading workforce development and inclusive employment solutions provider helping people with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, achieve success in the workplace.
Connecting Job Seekers with Disabilities and Employers
We offer services and assistance to job seekers with disabilities, and their potential employers, that reduce barriers to inclusive employment through education, preparation, opportunity and accessible technology initiatives.
We support job seekers with disabilities nationwide who are looking to secure and retain meaningful employment as active and valued members of a team.
We partner with employers nationwide who are looking to attract, hire and retain some of the best talent available from the people with disabilities community.
Attention Job Seekers!
BIT is running a Salesforce Administrator course in July for interested job seekers with disabilities! The course will provide hands-on Salesforce experience via the accessible Salesforce Trailhead platform, alongside discussions and content deep-dives. Registration is due by July 8, so let us know if you’re interested!
Recap – ACCESS Symposium 2019
The ACCESS Symposium is over and done with! We were thrilled to have a great line-up of speakers sharing the ‘how’ of accessibility. We’re going to be following this effort up with a series of workshops focused on solving accessibility challenges within the software development life-cycle, so stay tuned for further content!
Impacting People and Organizations
What did BIT do for me?
Ethan was born legally blind. With a supportive family, self-confidence, and a bit of grit, he started in a small public school system, worked his way to a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering Technology, and now works with some of the largest companies in the United States.
My dream is that all websites and programs that are publicly available are completely accessible to the blind and visually impaired. My dream is also that there is understanding amongst everyone what value the blind and visually impaired can provide to their lives.
– Ethan Holliger, Another Placed Candidate
Ethan has increased the strength, skill, and depth of understanding of the accessibility space within the company. He jumped in right away to help our developers and designers with thoughtful and scalable solutions, training, code contributions, and other recommendations. He augments his knowledge of web accessibility guidelines with personal experience using assistive technology. Ethan’s growth potential is high, and as he continues to hone his skills and abilities through new and diverse projects, the level and type of contributions he makes will grow exponentially. I can see scenarios in the near future in which organizations will start building teams around Ethan as a star player.
– Accessibility Lead, Aetna
A Word from a BIT Candidate, Theresa Montano
Funder and Sponsor Highlight
Our synergistic blend of solutions results in inclusive employment opportunities. But we cannot achieve the mission alone. Thanks to our partners in the mission, our funders, our sponsors, our volunteers, and people like you, our vision comes more into focus every day!
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The Blind Institute of Technology™ (BIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing workforce development and inclusive employment solutions that prepare people with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, for success in the workplace.
Led by Executive Director Mike Hess, BIT aims to help solve the unemployment and diversity and inclusion epidemic among people with disabilities by reducing barriers to employment through education, preparation, employment placement and accessible technology initiatives. Our vision is a world in which people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as their peers.