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Celebrating Blind Employment Awareness Day

 

Approximately 110,000 people in Wisconsin report having vision disabilities

That’s a lot of people with vision loss interfering with their day-to-day activities—for them, everything from getting ready and commuting to finding a secure job is a challenge and demands a new level of creativity. In Wisconsin, 5.1% of residents 65 years and older and 1.4% of residents 18 to 64 years identify as having vision difficulties. At IBVI, we support the independence of those who are blind or visually impaired so they can keep living lives filled with fulfillment, satisfaction, and joy.

 

People with visual impairments are three times more likely to be unemployed 

Blind Employment Awareness Day, May 6, exists to help raise awareness of job opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired as well as to celebrate those already in the workforce. 

 

In the United States, over 70% of working age adults with vision disabilities are not employed full-time

This year, IBVI is hosting an online celebration on Blind Employment Awareness Day to help bring attention to the blind workforce and build a stronger connection with the city of Milwaukee and all of southeastern Wisconsin. IBVI is here to support the community in getting through these trying times together. Please visit ibvi.org/bead-2020 to find out how to get involved and to support and empower those who are blind or visually impaired.

 

IBVI Online Event for Blind Employment Awareness Day

Please join us as we work together to better educate businesses and people on how to create, design, and build accessible workplaces for those who are blind or visually impaired. Thank you for your support!

 

Visit ibvi.org/bead-2020 to learn how you can help.

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