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Get an inside look into the people, stories and ideas that fuel the endless possibilities the BVI Workforce Innovation Center unleashes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Individuals who are blind or low vision excelling in their jobs at Envision Jun 03, 2019 by Angela Cato

    Daniel Molina, Lester Hawthorne, Matthews Lassai and Trish Chisolm examples of individuals who are visually impaired who are excelling in careers and showing others what they are capable of achieving. 

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  • Envision’s Level Up program officially a national event Mar 18, 2019 by Angela Cato

    The Level Up Conference had a packed six-day agenda, including more than 50 hours of sessions and activities that delved into subjects such as electrical engineering, robotics, aeronautics and programming. Students also collaborated with the WSU College of Engineering on its GoBabyGo! program that modifies off-the-shelf ride-on toy cars for kids with disabilities at no cost to families.

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  • Envision employees selected for NIB Business Management Training Program Mar 18, 2019 by Angela Cato

    Envision employees Danara Barlow, based in Wichita, and Melva Henderson, Dallas, know where they want to go in life. Their participation in National Industries for the Blind’s unique Business Management Training (BMT) is helping them get there.

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  • Envision unveils the History Wall and Employee of the Year displays May 24, 2018 by Angela Cato

    Envision brought its 85-year legacy to life with a new, accessible display that showcases Envision’s key achievements to date. The display is also audio accessible via scannable QR codes for full access to employees who are blind or visually impaired. The Employee of the Year display will be updated each year with new employee recognitions. 

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  • Mike May joins Envision as the executive director of the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center May 24, 2018 by Angela Cato

    Mike May brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role at Envision. A former CEO at Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind and president and CEO of Sendero Group, LLC, he brings an innovative spirit and a passion for upward mobility opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired in the workforce.

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  • Two employees honored with Envision’s 2017 Employee of the Year award May 24, 2018 by Angela Cato

    Jerry Woodrome and Andy Hoffman were each honored with various awards, including the Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award and the Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award, respectively. Envision is proud of their ongoing efforts to support the mission and promote excellence within the Envision family. 

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  • Envision installs new accessible technology for manufacturing employees Jul 05, 2017 by Angela Cato

    Envision installed computer fingerprint readers and speakers at manufacturing employees’ work stations all in the name of enhanced accessibility. Fingerprint scanners provide a secure way for employees to log into their computers and the speakers cut through the manufacturing noise to help employees hear what is being communicated to them via their JAWS software.

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  • Employee profile: Francisco “Paco” Padilla Apr 21, 2017 by Angela Cato

    Paco moved to the United States from Mexico in 2009. Three short years later, he completely lost is eyesight. In 2011, Paco found Envision and thus found financial stability for his family and a renewed purpose. His work ethic, skills and “can do” attitude made him a stand out from day one. And he’s now an outstanding employee for Envision achieving great things.

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  • Envision provides opportunity for lifelong friends from Illinois Jan 17, 2017 by Angela Cato

    Opportunity. That’s the word three friends—all legally blind—from Illinois used to describe what they were looking for in a job. Envision provides these three friends opportunities to learn, grow and achieve with the freedom to pursue their own career path.

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