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...read more
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...read more
A blind man’s mission to help others find tech jobs attracts Uber, which is offering free rides to job interviewsread more
The Blind Institute of Technology is proud to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, Mike Hess has been appointed for the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities. The mission of the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities is to promote and...read more
Mike Hess Recognized By Senator Linda Newell For Recent Appointment To Denver Commission For People With Disabilities
Founder of Blind Institute of Technology, Mike Hess, has been recognized by Senator Linda Newell for his recent appointment to the Denver Commission For People With Disabilities. He was presented with a certificate that reads as follows: “The Senate of The Colorado...read more
There are 20 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired, and 80 percent of them are unemployed. Now a Denver organization is working nationwide to get these people jobs.read more
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?read more
Apps and smartphones are becoming important tools to track and manage personal health, but millions of disabled Americans still face significant obstacles accessing that technology. iTriage wants to eliminate that barrier, so the Aetna-owned company has partnered with...read more
A calculated “bug hunt” is underway at iTriage in downtown Denver. With laptops and tablets on a desk, contract employees Antonio Rozier and Amelia Dickerson scan through the backbone of a health symptom and information website and mobile app, using screen readers...read more
Mike Hess is the founder and Executive Director of the Blind Institute of Technology, a Colorado-based nonprofit transitioning to be a national outfit, whose goal is to find tech roles for the chronically underemployed visually impaired community. Hess, who runs the...read more
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.