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Job placement services for employers and individuals who are blind or visually impaired

Connecting people and businesses through accessibility

Disability is the forgotten diversity. At Envision’s Workforce Innovation Center, we’re here to change that—for both job seekers and employers. We provide direct services to consumers and businesses and can offer referrals to other service providers serving blind consumers and employers. 
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Closing the unemployment gap

People with disabilities are one of the largest minority groups in the U.S. Approximately 61 million adults live with a disability (26% of our population; or 1 in every 4 adults).

There are now more job openings in the U.S. than workers. Because the landscape of employment is changing, professional careers are the future, but most career sites are not accessible for qualified disabled candidates to apply to jobs. Blind or visually impaired, young professionals are looking for jobs in various industries including technology, finance, human resources, communications, sales, etc.  

Blindness and unemployment

The U.S. Unemployment Rate is around 3.4% as of august 2022. The unemployment rate of Kansas is 2.4%, but did you know that 70% of people who are blind and visually impaired are unemployed?

How many people are living blind or visually impaired?

  • 253 million are blind or visually impaired (3.2%) worldwide
  • 32.2 million  adults 18 and older have reported experiencing vision loss
  • 12 million people in the U.S. aged 40+ are blind or visually impaired
  • 1 million Americans are fully blind
  • 70,000 people are blind or visually impaired in Kansas alone
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Inclusive workplaces produce innovation

In homogeneous workplaces, the culture remains the same — similar thoughts and ideas. But within an inclusive workforce, there is a culture that promotes new growth and a diverse way of thinking — it produces an environment of originality. 

Inclusion also produces happier employees. When everyone feels included, morale goes up. This leads to higher satisfaction and empowerment within the organization that will radiate throughout.