The Talent Magnet Institute Podcast

Episode 133: Engaging the Blind and Visually Impaired Through Inclusion with Chris Faust

This week, Mike discusses the power of inclusion with Chris Faust, President and CEO at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Listen to this inspiring conversation and hear practical ideas about fostering loyalty and purpose with inclusion. 

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Chris shares: 

  • How his organization incorporates technology to help visually impaired and blind employees work alongside seeing peers and how it creates a unique culture of inclusion. (5:08)
  • What they are doing for the community-at-large, and how they are helping organizations hire people with visual disabilities. (9:09)
  • The benefits of hiring people with disabilities and how to address equity and inclusion issues. (11:09)

Mike and Chris discuss the power of engagement and what Chris is doing in his organization to foster empowerment and trust. (15:45) 

Listen now to hear tips from Chris for overcoming implicit bias that is inherent in all organizations. (23:26)

Chris says when people learn to work together, side-by-side, they don’t notice disabilities because everyone rises to the task. (3:18) His biggest request to employers seeking to hire people with visual impairment is to not assume people who are blind or visually impaired are not capable of doing a particular job because it requires seeing. (3:55) He challenges employers to tap into this motivated, intelligent, and capable talent pool. 





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