BIT ACADEMY

TEACHING THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED

National economic projections in the United States point to a need for more and more trained STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals. The ongoing mission of the BIT Academy is to help blind and individually impaired individuals find and fulfill these critical positions in today’s economy.

Training Services

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING OFFERINGS ranging from soft-skills like screen reader navigation all the way up to preparatory courses for in-demand certifications like Salesforce Administration.

INTERVIEW TRAINING to help candidates learn how to effectively secure jobs.

EMPLOYER PANELS to introduce the CEOs of local businesses to blind and visually impaired candidates, RESUME SERVICES to help candidates perfect their one-pagers, SALES PITCH assistance to help candidates craft a killer “elevator pitch”, and more!

BIT is thrilled to celebrate the graduating class of our inaugural Salesforce Administrator certification training!

This comprehensive package included soft-skills training, the official Salesforce Administrator ADM-201 course taught by a certified instructor, an employer panel, interview training, resume evaluation, and study / logistical assistance for the Salesforce Administrator certification exam.

about us

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.