Beyond Vision

2017 Employment Achievement Award

Beyond Vision Honored for Employing and Promoting People with Vision Loss
Earns 2017 Employment Growth Award from National Industries for the Blind

Milwaukee, WI. February 7, 2018: With the jobless rate for people who are legally blind at 70% nationally, Beyond Vision goes against the odds. By aggressively expanding opportunities for people with vision loss to grow from jobs to careers, Beyond Vision stands out. This year, National Industries for the Blind is recognizing Beyond Vision as one of the leading agencies in the United States increasing employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.

Fully blind since he was 6 years old, Israel Cazares-Zurita takes great pride in his career path. He has been able to work his way up from the Machine Shop, into Assembly and then into the Mission Development Ambassador position. “At Beyond Vision we strive to help blind people break their own glass ceilings. We promote the idea that a blind person can become a CEO. We consider ourselves a ‘runway’ from which people can take off with their careers.” Israel is proof of Beyond Vision’s runway philosophy.

Many people who are blind or experience vision loss have no idea that they can find sustaining, fulfilling employment. Whatever their skill level, Beyond Vision works to accommodate employment. This can be with jigs for working in Assembly & Packaging, audio tools in the Machine Shop or screen readers in the Customer Care Center. Careers are never limited, people with vision loss are represented in Senior Leadership and administrative roles. The company’s vision statement includes that they will “…enrich the lives of American show are blind…through the dignity of work…”. In 2017, Beyond Vision recorded 83,807 hours of work for people who are blind.

As a result, 50 people with low or no sight have the “dignity of work”. Beyond Vision also strongly supports and encourages vertical mobility for its employees through a wide array of training and workforce development programs.  Schedule a tour to learn more about our career “runway” for people who are blind.