Workforce center for visually impaired coming to Wichita

A new workforce innovation center for those with vision loss is set to come to Wichita this year.

Envision, one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss, is announcing the launch today.

The William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center will be located inside Envision’s downtown building. According to organization officials, the new employment program hopes to provide professional jobs to those who are blind or visually impaired.

“We have recognized that there’s a gap in the marketplace,” said Heather Hogan, senior vice president of Foundation and Mission Services at Envision.

Hogan added that 70-percent of individuals with vision loss are unemployed nationwide.

The workforce center will provide certification and hands-on training on a variety of platforms, such as customer service and technology.

(Read more: KSN-TV)