The blind and visually-impaired experience 70% unemployment in the US, and Bosma Enterprises is trying to change that. Over half the company’s 200+ employees are visually-impaired or blind.
“It doesn’t go, ‘What can folks who are visually impaired do? Okay, let’s see if you can do that,’” says Michelle Shaffer, adjustment counselor at the Bosma rehabilitation center. “It goes, ‘What do you like to do, and how would a person with a visual impairment do that?’ It’s a whole different thought process than you might think.”