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Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards

Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards to Honor Blind Institute of Technology Non-Profit Organization Tackling High Unemployment among Blind and Visually Impaired Being Recognized for Adhering to the Ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DENVER, Colo. – Dec. 2, 2016...

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Uber Colorado Partners with Blind Institute of Technology

Uber Colorado Partners with Blind Institute of Technology

Uber Colorado Partners with Blind Institute of Technology to Provide Free Rides for Blind and Visually Impaired Job Seekers A Tap of the Uber App Removes Employment Barrier DENVER, Colo. – July 7, 2016 – Today the Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) and Uber Colorado...

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Mike Hess fights for the visually impaired

The stereotypical IT worker in your average television sit-com might wear thick-rimmed glasses and be most often seen with their face hidden behind a computer screen. But what if an IT worker is blind?

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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.