BIT has helped secure job placements for BVI candidates with DaVita, Charter Communications, Aetna/iTriage, Comcast, Denver Health and many more companies and organizations in the healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and other industries.
“We hired a visually impaired Blind Institute of Technology candidate and couldn’t be more pleased with his commitment, attitude and job performance.”
– Alan Cullop, CIO at DaVita Healthcare Partners
INTRODUCING EMPLOYERS TO THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Meet a vast supply of untapped talent.
Employers need talented and qualified employees. There are millions of highly skilled people, many of whom are under-employed or unemployed – who also have a disability. What if there was an easy way to connect employers to these underutilized workers?
In steps BIT’s STAFFING SERVICES
We use our experience, expertise, and connections to match employers with technically trained, highly-qualified candidates. People living with disabilities get more and better jobs, and employers retain more and better talent.
Our long-term goal at BIT is to get 10,000 blind or visually impaired candidates find good, long-term employment.
CANDIDATES WALK AWAY WITH ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ASSISTANCE FOR FINDING STABLE EMPLOYMENT:
- Interview preparation assistance, including mock interviews
- Resume preparation and LinkedIn profile assistance
- Exposure to employer panels to help grow your network and communications skills
- A tireless advocate in BIT
We encourage candidates to fully disclose and embrace their blindness or disability. The obstacles that disabled individuals have to overcome on a daily basis make them tremendous assets to corporations today.
EMPLOYERS WALK AWAY WITH TALENTED WORKERS AND ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES:
- Get matched with educated and talented candidates from the blind and visually impaired community
- BIT can help you meet reasonable accommodation needs
- Assistance preparing your HR department for interviewing and interacting with disabled employees
- Additional assistance available from BIT programs like the Art of Blinders workshops, which address the most common communication issues in corporate America
- Gain a committed long-term employment partner in BIT – we don’t abandon you or our candidates after they’re brought on board
- As a non-profit, we charge a minimal fee for placement services,
improving your bottom line
Hiring the blind and visually impaired is not just an HR solution – it’s a technology solution.
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.