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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, Senior Director of Marketing and Education, at, or at 316-440-1551.

December 19, 2016

Envision sells pet product line
Trevor Crotts is expanding his BuddyRest Pet Products business with the acquisition of Envision Inc.’s PetNV line.

December 15, 2016

Envision raises a record-breaking $446k at its 2016 Gala
“Phantom of the Opera” Themed Evening Amasses Unprecedented Funds for Programs Benefitting Those Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

September 07, 2016

Envision Welcomes Officials From Abilityone Commission To Wichita
Representatives from Federal Program Established to Promote Job Opportunities for the Disabled Visits One of the Nation’s Leading Employers of the Blind and Visually Impaired

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.

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