OUR STORYHow the vision of one blind man is sparking a revolution in employing people with disabilities.
Who We Are
Led by founder Mike Hess, Blind Institute of Technology is a team of staff, volunteers and board members passionate about addressing an attitude shift for job seekers with disabilities and educating companies on how to hire and cultivate success for the people with disabilities community.
Our Mission and Vision
BIT prepares people with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, for success in the workplace. Our vision is a world in which people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as their peers.
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
We reduce barriers to employment for both the people with disabilities community and the employers who hire them. With a focus on tech-related education and training, our solutions-based programs prepare job seekers with essential skills needed to be successful in today’s job-market. Our employer programs provide tools and resources that empower their employees with disabilities and help companies build best-in-class accessibility ratings for their digital landscape.
Our Partners in the Mission
We are grateful for our funders and sponsors that help us take the intersection of technology, innovation, and the human element to a whole new level by leveraging workforce placement strategies to facilitate true and lasting social change. From donation to delivery, we are dedicated in fulfilling our mission to prepare job seekers with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, to experience the same employment opportunities as their peers and achieve success in the workplace.
Become a Partner in our Mission
Our synergistic blend of solutions results in inclusive employment opportunities. But we cannot achieve the mission alone. Thanks to our funders and sponsors, 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.