Beyond Vision provides employment to Milwaukee’s blind

Beyond Vision is much like any other Milwaukee-area manufacturer, offering such capabilities as CNC milling, CNC turning and manual machining.

The difference is the majority of the work at Beyond Vision, a 501(c)3 nonprofit company, is done by blind employees. About half of its approximately 90 employees are blind, one-third of whom are completely blind and the other two-thirds of whom have varying degrees of blindness.

Beyond Vision, formerly called Wiscraft Inc., is part of a national network of about 100 companies that employ the blind. First known as the Wisconsin Workshop for the Blind, the company started in 1903 as a state agency with the mission of providing employment opportunities to the legally blind.

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