An Upward Mobility Initiative Powered by Envision, Inc. and LCI

Creating a Workforce for All

The William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center provides an unparalleled focus on training people with vision loss, placing them into jobs and providing accessibility inclusion expertise to businesses. This joint initiative of Envision and LCI challenges employers and communities to look beyond the horizon and transform the landscape of employment and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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We provide both technology-based and creativity-fueled professional, job opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

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We offer job training in information technology, health care, scientific and green fields where differently abled individuals can grow and progress in their career paths.

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Accessibility Services

Understand your accessibility needs and create an inclusion strategy to create opportunity for people with disabilities at your business organization.

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Latest News

Jun 10, 2020

Envision part of collaborative team awarded $140,000 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant

The Wichita-based team will explore how to best use audio to enable data-driven storytelling and allow individuals with vision loss to become more engaged and active in their communities. They will train a group of community journalists in the use of data portals and emerging audio technologies, produce proof of concept audio pieces using publicly available data from Open Data portals, and test and evaluate these pieces. All research findings and project documentation will be made public.

Mar 09, 2020

Collaborative Research Agreement Guiding Joint Projects Between Envision, WSU

Envision and Wichita State University announced today that they have entered into a Collaborative Research Agreement that will guide joint projects geared toward improving the quality of life of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The agreement covers initiatives and programs related to research grants or funding, new studies and the development of technologies or techniques that can help individuals with vision loss achieve greater independence at home and in the community.

Dec 10, 2019

Joel Leftwich Named Executive Director Of William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center

Envision announced today that Joel Leftwich has been named executive director of the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center, whose mission is to train and employ individuals with visual impairments, place them into skilled positions and provide accessibility inclusion expertise to businesses throughout the United States. The center is based out of Envision’s Wichita, Kansas headquarters.  

Aug 26, 2019

Accessible Products Hotline Launches To Offer Advice On Products That Make Life Easier For People Wh

With just one phone call to 316-252-2500, people with visual impairments will have access to expert advice about purchasing and operating the top home, office and personal use products on the market today from the professionals at the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Dec 17, 2018

BVI Workforce Innovation Center Secures Contract for SatPaq® Satellite Messaging Accessory

Envision announced today that the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center has received a contract to provide customer service for SatPaq®, a lightweight pay-as-you-go satellite messaging accessory sold by Higher Ground LLC, based in Palo Alto, Calif.

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