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The Compass Archive

All BISM nominees standing together for a photo with Chair of the Board, Tyrone Bullock and President, Michael Gosse.

Spring 2024

Letter from the President, 2024 Employee of the Year Awards at BISM, Design Day at JHU, ShopBISM, and Save the Date for BISM’s Pro-Invitational Golf Tournament

Thirteen STAR participants, many wearing BISM t-shirts, sit around a rectangular restaurant table enjoying a meal.

Winter 2024

BISM Preparing for College Life Program (Summer 2024), BISM STAR Program, BISM Gold STAR Summer Program, BISM’s Immersion Course: To See or Not to See, and Independence Training & Rehabilitation (ITR) Graduates

Debra, in a floral print dress, is surrounded by her family as she displays her ITR graduation certificate.

Fall 2023

President’s Message, Introducing BISM’s STAR Program, Meet Jaeah Fortune, and ITR Summer and Fall Graduates

Aaron stands in shade of tree wearing lacrosse helmet, pads, and gloves with stick held in two hands with other campers sitting.

Spring 2023

President’s Message, Salisbury Summer Kids Camp, Meet Johnna Harrison, and ITR Late Winter and Spring Graduates

Jessica Normington, Kelly Perez and Nikki Jackson dressed as bumble bees

Winter 2023

Meet BISM’s new President, Meet SAIL Student Eunice Hurley, Jake Schmude Goes Sky Diving, ITR Recent Graduates, GLIDE Highlights, and Development & Communications Team

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.

The Faces of BISM

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