The Employment Life Cycle™
The Blind Institute of Technology understands employment as a cycle with three primary stages: education, preparation, and opportunity. We offer services and assistance at each stage to both candidates with disabilities, and their potential employers. Working together, we can bridge the gap between our talented workers and the employers who need them!
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.