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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.

  • 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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