Announcing BIT’s 2020 Diana Ferguson Diversity and Inclusion Champion

This year’s Diana Ferguson Diversity and Inclusion Champion believes employing professionals with disabilities is a win/win solution. Raymond Stover is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MyCallCloud and Founder of BPO Edge. In 2017, a customer approached him with a unique problem: the customer was looking for a contact center to help with customer… Continue Reading Announcing BIT’s 2020 Diana Ferguson Diversity and Inclusion Champion

What Makes a Diversity and Inclusion Champion?

A Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Champion turns talk into action. They are dedicated to supporting an accessible and inclusive environment, creating a diverse workforce that showcases the value of employees with disabilities. Len Beasley, Senior Accessibility Designer for Aetna, a CVS Health Company, is such a person. When Aetna’s product design team decided they needed… Continue Reading What Makes a Diversity and Inclusion Champion?

Leadership: The Power of Being Human and Inspiring

By Mark Vivien, Chairman of the Board, Blind Institute of Technology At Softchoice’s Annual Sales Kick Off a few weeks ago, there were the usual conversations and trainings around strategy, new offerings, team alignment, and of course the celebration of our 2019 successes. What we did not expect was the company focus on “the power… Continue Reading Leadership: The Power of Being Human and Inspiring

Reasonable Accommodations – A Tech Solution

By Cala Estes, Director of Candidate Services, BIT At BIT, we work by the motto that reasonable accommodation is a technology solution. What isn’t a technology solution these days? One of the barriers we aim to clear is this myth that reasonable accommodations have to be complicated or expensive for an employer. In fact, for… Continue Reading Reasonable Accommodations – A Tech Solution

Finding Your Next Great Hire with the Blind Institute of Technology

A company is nothing without the people that comprise it. That is why FirstBank fills its ranks with intelligent individuals with strong moral compasses, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse employee population. This is at the center of the bank’s “people-first” mentality. Contrary to this philosophy is the inaccurate belief that employing… Continue Reading Finding Your Next Great Hire with the Blind Institute of Technology

Announcing the Diana Ferguson Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award

BIT’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award, presented yearly at our Dining in the Dark gala, seeks to recognize, celebrate, and honor an individual or organization’s exceptional commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. Diversity and inclusion initiatives are happening all over corporate America, primarily targeting 4 pillars of the minority population: … Continue Reading Announcing the Diana Ferguson Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award

A Look at 4 Assistive Tech Innovations That Enhance BVI Productivity for Blind Americans Equality Day

Many BVI use assistive tech to perform productively in their daily lives and in business. In tribute to the White Cane, hear is a look at a few pieces of clever technology that assists the blind community to be successful in the workplace and their everyday lives. Continue Reading A Look at 4 Assistive Tech Innovations That Enhance BVI Productivity for Blind Americans Equality Day