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Interested in learning more about our mission, our research efforts, or our organization in general? Our stories serve to inspire, educate and engage. Explore featured articles and press releases that celebrate Envision’s many successes and achievements. For media inquiries, please contact Shamain Bachman, Director of Marketing, at, or at 316-440-1551.

August 17, 2016

2nd Annual Research Proposal Competition Open To Multidisciplinary Teams At 2016 Envision Conference In Denver
Funding will be awarded to the best plan for advancing research in low vision rehabilitation

July 18, 2016

Envision Partners With Wichita State University’s Regional Institute On Aging To Expand Resources And Foster Student Interest In Low Vision
Reciprocal Access to Facilities, Programs, Libraries and People Intended to Highlight Need and Advance Methods Benefiting Those Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

June 21, 2016

Envision Partners With e2e Fund, The Lighthouse For The Blind, Inc. And LC Industries
Goal is to create high tech employment for the blind and visually impaired

May 12, 2016

Envision Unveils Gigi And Carl Allen Envision Research Institute
Wichita-Based Institute for Blindness and Visual Impairment Research Moves Into Its Official Home, Staffed By Leading Team of Scientists and Fellows From Around the Globe

May 06, 2016

Envision, City of Wichita and Gimbal announce partnership to put Beacon technology in City Bus Stops
Envision, the City of Wichita Transit Department and Gimbal, Inc. announced a partnership today that marks the first step toward revolutionizing mass transit within Wichita for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. As part of the joint pilot project, Gimbal beacons will be installed at 1,200 Wichita Transit bus stops and Envision’s two Wichita locations on Main and Water Streets. Gimbal, a California-based technology company, will supply the beacons and the tools needed to effectively manage the solution.

April 27, 2016

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Ph.D., Scientist And Inspirational Speaker, Keynote Speaker For 2016 Conference, Sept. 7-10 In Denver
Specialist in Information Accessibility, Survivor of Childhood Attack That Blinded Him, Highlights Four-Day Multidisciplinary Program on Low Vision

April 19, 2016

Plaque Installation Honors Late Martin K. Eby Sr. And Partnership He Established Between Eby Construction And Envision, Inc.
Mr. Eby, who passed away in 1992, was a member of the Kansas Foundation for the Blind (now known as Envision) General Board from 1965-1979.

April 11, 2016

Ava Bittner, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO (Dipl.) Awarded $10k Project Funding In First-Ever Envision Research Proposal Competition
Florida-Based Optometrist/Vision Scientist Will Use Grant To Study Videoconferencing as a Means to Supply Low-Vision Rehabilitation to Individuals in Remote Locations

March 01, 2016

NIB names Envision President/CEO to board
Head of Wichita-Based Organization Will Now Play A Greater Role in Supporting Nonprofit Agencies Throughout The Country Advocating for People Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

February 02, 2016

Envision Raises $3.1 Million During Research Institute Capital Campaign; Successfully Meets Deadline For $300,000 Mabee Challenge Grant
New State-of-the-Art Research Facility, Now Under Construction, Will Put Greater Emphasis on Strategies for Low Vision Rehabilitation

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