BISM Logo, blue and gold compass icon with modern styled letters reading BISM Empowering the Blind Community, employing, educating, training.


With your help, BISM will continue its quest to employ, educate, and train blind individuals, whether they are born without sight, dealing with declining vision, or recovering from serious injuries.

From teaching non-visual life skills to employing blind individuals across various roles, your contribution fuels our commitment.

Your donation helps fund all this and more:

  • Employment opportunities
  • Summer camps in Salisbury and Baltimore
  • Support groups for seniors
  • Outings and retreats to build confidence in our students
  • Computers and assistive technology devices to teach students how to use technology non-visually
  • Purchase of canes
  • Supplies and materials used by the students to learn non-visually

Your support ensures that individuals who are blind can achieve their highest level of independence.

Jayson smiles broadly as he receives his certificate for completing CORE training. Jason is embraced warmly by his sponsor.
Pat Oaks graduating from the Seniors Achieving Independent Living Program program
Alicia Crosson, on right wearing a proud smile, reads braille. She is accompanied at the awards table by Antonio Menedez, her mentor and instructor.


If you have further questions, contact Jessica Normington, Development Director at (410) 737-2636 or

BISM is dedicated to providing career and training resources to Blind and Low-vision individuals of all ages. We positively change people’s attitudes about blindness.

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