Our Mission

BIT prepares the visually impaired and the employers who hire them for success in the workplace.

Our Vision

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Those words could easily be the mantra for BIT, which was founded to provide educational and vocational opportunities for the blind community.

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 blind professionals and educating companies on how to hire and cultivate success for the visually impaired.

What We Do

We break down barriers to employment for both the BVI community and the employers who hire them. With a focus on tech-related education and training, our solutions-based programs prepare BVI candidates with essential skills needed to be successful in today’s job-market. Our employer programs provide tools and resources that empower their BVI employees and help companies build best-in-class accessibility ratings for their digital landscape.

Our Programs

We offer a number of solutions-based programs to create long-term success for BVI candidates and employers.