Can smart cities work for the visually impaired?

The good news is I’m not going away, this is my passion. And this isn’t some philanthropic thing to help the poor people. No, I’m saying be inclusive to all community members.

Mike Hess, Founder, Blind Institute of Technology

The Denver-based Blind Institute of Technology is taking its message of inclusion in employment to smart cities planners through founder Mike Hess. In his two decades as a self-described “IT and network nerd,” Mike Hess has become accustomed to being the only blind employee at his companies. That’s why six years ago, he struck out on his own to found the nonprofit Blind Institute of Technology (BIT), with the goal of getting visually impaired people into tech and business jobs, and making sure more blind workers wouldn’t be relegated to “token” status. Read the article >>