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Creating a better, brighter community

At Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IBVI), we’re proud to help provide useful resources for people who are blind and visually impaired—as evidenced by our partnerships throughout the community.

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Fostering a progressive environment

Through partnerships, thought leadership, and engagement, IBVI transcends “business” by redefining “community.” Through our partnerships, we are able to create an environment of change and improvement for the blind and visually impaired. And many of our partners look to IBVI as the real-world testing ground for new technologies used in manufacturing and office professions.

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We have partnered with Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to provide safe, efficient transportation for IBVI employees. Thanks to an on-site bus shelter and programs like the Go! Pass, many of IBVIs visually impaired employees can ride to work independently and confidently.

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Through our partnership with eSight, we’re working towards the realization of a technology that will bring about a true shift in our community: a wearable assistive device that allows the visually impaired to see.

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Vision Forward empowers visually impaired individuals and their families by offering education about vision loss, as well as the support system and resources that are available to them. IBVI has become an integral part of that support system by providing blind professionals with the opportunity to grow and develop life skills through meaningful employment.
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Our Mission

Our mission can be distilled into five simple core statements:

  • Create and grow employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Provide the best, most cost-effective industrial supplies and friendly customer service.
  • Be the leading voice in educating businesses on how to create, design, and build accessible workplaces for the blind and visually impaired.
  • Balance job creation, capital investments, and profitability while adhering to regulatory requirements. ISO 9001:2015 certified.
  • Create an open, collaborative environment that fosters innovative business ideas, engages employees, and adds a true sense of belonging.
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Keep up with IBVI

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Setting a Standard of Safety

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Springing to Action: How an IBVI Employee Saved a Life

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Day in the Life of a Base Supply Center

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