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Empowering the Blind Community

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization who supports the blind community by providing stable and rewarding career opportunities, innovative rehabilitation programs, economic and personal independence, and appropriate resources for training and education.

Play Video about BISM - Who We Are 2023 video with interviews of Michael Gosse, President; Matt Yannuzzi, ITR Manager; Laura Shroyer, CORE Manager; Lauren Wheatley, Operations; Juneil Goode, Team Lead BSC NRL; Kim Utley, Store Manager BSC Dover; Rich Bishop, Operations Manager; and Devene Spence, Foreman.

Give the Gift of Independence

BISM needs your support. Your tax deductible donation helps us provide stable career opportunities, innovative rehabilitation programs, quality products and services and to develop resources for training and education.

In a typical year, BISM serves 136 youth, 932 adults and 1,006 seniors. Support BISM in our mission to serve Blind and Low-Vision individuals.

100% of your donation directly funds crucial services and programs that enhance the lives of those who are blind.

Instructor working with a student in one of our ITR kitchens. Student is learning to bake nonvisual.

BISM Trains

We offer life skills rehabilitation programs for blind and low vision people of all ages to achieve self-sufficiency, personal growth and independence.

BISM Employs

Learn about products that are made, manufactured, remanufactured, or assembled by blind and low vision associates for the State of Maryland.

Job Opportunities

We are always looking for talented, mission-driven individuals to fill multiple roles in our organization. We cover all of Maryland and have locations in Raleigh (NC), Ft. Knox (KY), Dover (DE), and Washington DC.

The Faces of BISM

Join us in celebrating and learning about the many faces of BISM.

Our Feature Friday profiles offer a way for you to connect to our BISM Associates across all our facilities and in a variety of roles. We hope you enjoy getting to know us and who we are. Join us in celebrating and learning about the many faces of BISM.