Putting Envision’s history, employees at the forefront

Angela Cato - Apr 24, 2018

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The pride Envision has for its employees and 85-year history is now showcased in a History Wall and Employees of the Year displays at its two Wichita facilities. The projects, which took several months to complete, met Envision’s goal to bring the organization’s legacy to life and put a never-ending spotlight on the contributions of employees.
 
“It was a priority for us to preserve our history in a way that spoke to our employees and made them feel part of the bigger picture,” said Heather Hogan, senior vice president of Foundation and Mission Services. “People have always been at the center of our success, and the key moments chose out from every decade in our history, serve to reinforce that fact, perfectly outlining where we’ve been and where we are going.”
 
To make the History Wall accessible for all employees, audio description was created. It can be opened by scanning the QR code posted with the display with an iOS or android device.
 
The Employees of the Year Displays serve as companion pieces to the History Wall, detailing the names and faces of indirect and direct labor employees whose contributions have helped to establish Envision as a premier provider of employment and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. All National Industries for the Blind Peter J. Salmon and Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award winners from 1987 to current are included, complete with Braille descriptions. The displays will be updated as winners are announced annually.
 
“Special thanks goes to Senior Graphic Designer Kathi Buche for her careful and meticulous research and innovative design that led to the creation of the displays,” Heather said. “We’ve lost count of the positive comments that started flowing in from the moment they were unveiled.”