WHY HIRE WORKERS WHO ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED. provided by Alphapointe
DID YOU KNOW...
70% of working-age Americans who are blind are unemployed but willing and able to work
YOU MAY THINK...
- People who are blind are too slow to keep up with large workloads and multiple tasks. - The adaptations needed for an accessible work environment are too expensive. - People who are blind do not have the skills to make them effective and efficient at work. - Workers who are blind are a liability to business because they have more work-related accidents. - Workers who are blind cannot be retained in their jobs for long periods of time because of their disability
THE TRUTH IS...
- Workers who are blind have a high work ethic and a strong desire to be productive. - Adaptations for workers who are blind are relatively low cost depending on the work scope and the specific needs of each worker. - Workers who are blind have just as many skills as a sighted worker which sometimes make them more effective and efficient. - Workers who are blind have less work-related accidents and take less sick days than their sighted peers. - Job retention is higher for workers with disabilities because they are extremely committed to their job.
BENEFITS INCLUDE...
Advocating diversity; Increasing strength and integrity; Creating employment opportunities; Boosting employee morale; Promoting inclusion in the workplace; Adding value to your skilled workforce; Providing comfort and trust in customers and clients; Inspiring other businesses to hire workers who are blind to have other disabilities; Utilizing certain tax incentives for workers who are visually impaired which reduces costs for adaptations;

Alphapointe is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has continued to serve people who are blind and visually impaired since 1911.  Headquartered in Kansas City, Alphapointe is the third largest single employer of visually impaired individuals in the U.S., employing over 400 people in nine locations in four states, including our main operations in Kansas City, Missouri and our facility in Queens, New York.

KANSAS CITY
7501 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-421-5848

QUEENS
87-46 123rd St. 
Richmond Hill, NY 11418 
718-854-7300

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