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Breaking the Blind Unemployment Barrier

Bosma Enterprises - 10/5/2017 12:32:26 PM

Kristy Cook Russell, manager of employment services at Bosma Enterprises

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Bosma's employment services manager, Kristy Russel, shares the struggle people who are blind face when trying to find meaningful employment.  

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Losing sight shouldn’t mean giving up hope for meaningful work

Lou Moneymaker - 9/2/2017 10:19:23 PM

As we celebrate Labor Day let's remember the historic significance of Labor Day

As Americans prepare to spend a long weekend barbequing with friends and family, or enjoying the neighborhood swimming pool one last time as we celebrate the symbolic end of summer, it’s important to remember the historic significance of Labor Day and what it means to be able to make a living.

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Hoosiers Are Now ABLE to Save for the Future

Bosma Enterprises - 8/10/2017 1:12:24 PM

A new Indiana savings program makes saving money an acheivable goal for people who are blind or otherwise disabled but worried about losing public benefits. 

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Opportunity of Interest: IDR Seeks Comments on Proposed Goals & Priorities

Bosma Enterprises - 7/6/2017 12:19:26 PM

Indiana Disability Rights (IDR) seeks input on their Annual Goals and Priorities. Please take a few minutes to read, comment and share the proposed 2017-2018 Goals and Priorities.

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Open letter on Order of Selection

Bosma Enterprises - 4/24/2017 7:38:57 AM

Indiana's Vocational Rehabilitaion is reviewing a new Order of Selection policy. Our president and CEO has drafted this open letter to express our concerns with this new policy. There is also information on how you can make a public comment. 

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Bosma Enterprises partners with USABA to promote a healthy lifestyle

Bosma Enterprises - 3/15/2017 2:24:48 PM

Bosma Enterprises has partnered with the United States Association of Blind Athletes to implement the National Fitness Challenge. Bosma staff are wearing Fitbits to monitor and encourage an increase in their fitness levels. 

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Let your fingers do the walking

Bosma Enterprises - 2/23/2017 1:58:47 PM

3D pens have found their way into the arts and crafts world. However, Nick Leon, an orientation and mobility instructor at Bosma, found a way to use them to help people who are blind "see" the world around them. 

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Construction is in full swing

Bosma Enterprises - 1/25/2017 12:54:26 PM

Construction of our new building on Corporate Drive is now in full swing. We will start moving some offices in March. It is getting very exciting around here!

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Demolition is nearly complete

Bosma Enterprises - 11/21/2016 11:42:06 AM

Work now begins remodeling our new building

Demolition is nearly complete at the new Bosma Enterprises' facility on Corporate Drive. 

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All Sales Final, As Drugstore.com Shuts Down

Bosma Enterprises - 9/23/2016 3:17:35 PM

On September 30, 2016, Drugstore.com will shut down. What are the consequences for those who rely on this service?

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Accelerate your OR

Bosma Enterprises - 9/14/2016 8:18:48 AM

The Bosma Medical Accelerate-OR Kit can save you time and money allowing you to serve more patients.

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Demolition has begun!

Bosma Enterprises - 8/9/2016 11:20:31 AM

Demolition has begun on the new Bosma Enterprises building!

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Bosma Enterprises purchases “Australian Gold” building

Bosma Enterprises - 8/8/2016 12:19:03 PM

This past week, Bosma Enterprises embarked on a new venture that will forever change the trajectory of our company.

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2017 Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Training

Bosma Enterprises - 7/8/2016 10:11:05 AM

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’ Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and  Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR), is recruiting interested and qualified  candidates for 2017 BEP training class.

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Vision Loss Didn't Stop My Career Goals

Lise Pace - 6/27/2016 3:37:31 PM

Years after my diagnosis and losing my career in finance due to vision loss, I was at home waiting for the other shoe to drop. And when it finally did, it was devastating. The progressive loss of my eyesight, its emotional toll and the loss of my independence had caused me to become a shell of who I was just a decade before.  In hopes of reclaiming some semblance of the life I once knew, I decided to look for a service opportunity where I might be able to use my skills for good, while rebuilding my confidence.

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Let's MEAT at PUNCH BURGER

Bosma Enterprises - 6/17/2016 1:56:17 PM

The Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation next fundraising event is on Monday, September 12 at Punch Burger. 

There are two participating locations: 

Carmel 
12525 Old Meridian Street, #100 
Carmel, IN 46032
317.564.0637

Indianapolis 
137 E Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.426.5280

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Getting Started with the 3D Art Pen

Nick Leon - 6/14/2016 9:08:46 AM

What is it? – The 3D art pen is a new device that uses that same technology as 3D Printers.  It heats up plastic similar to the way a glue gun would and allows the user to create 3D objects quickly and easily.  The device was developed as an art tool, but can serve as an excellent tool for creating tactile maps and diagrams for people who are visually impaired.  

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Hasbrook Award 2016

Bosma Enterprises - 6/8/2016 12:41:26 PM

Nominations now being accepted for the 2016 Hasbrook Award! Nominate someone who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping people with disabilities and join us at the Indiana Roof Ballroom for this exciting event.

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Calling All Advocates for Described TV and Web Accessibility!

Bosma Enterprises - 6/6/2016 9:15:22 AM

This year, on July 26, is the 26th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each year, advocates look for ways in which to properly commemorate the ADA and to celebrate the promise of equal access that it represents. This year, we have a unique opportunity to raise our voices on behalf of equal access, and you are invited to be a part of this nationwide effort.

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My Close Call to Vision Loss

Mariel Betron - 5/23/2016 3:32:15 PM

May is Healthy Vision Month

May is healthy vision month and I thought how ironic that in the past month my close call to vision loss has given me a new perspective on losing your sight. Working for Bosma Enterprises  has given me some insight to blindness and the people who are dealing with vision loss everyday, but it’s not until it happens to you that you really know what it’s like to be visually impaired.  

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Cause a Scene For a Good Cause

Bosma Enterprises - 4/22/2016 8:59:58 AM

Enjoy yourself and support our cause at a special fundraising event at Blaze Pizza on Friday, May 6, 2016. This fundraiser is good at the following Indianapolis locations:

  • IUPUI-913 Indiana Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Carmel-12697 N Pennsylvania St, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Michigan Rd.- 8760 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Ansell's SMART Pack has new packaging

Bosma Enterprises - 4/18/2016 11:11:11 AM

These Bosma Medical gloves manufactured by Ansell remain unchanged. While these products have a new name and look for our upgraded packaging, you can rest assured that your glove remains unchanged, delivering  the same quality and performance you know and trust. 

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Drexel University students conducting studies on experiences of people who are blind

Bosma Enterprises - 3/22/2016 8:00:37 AM

A student from Drexel University is conducting a couple of studies and could use the help from people who are blind or visually impaired. His studies center around the experiences of a person who is blind in a couple of places. The first study is about sports teams websites and their accessibility. The second study is on the experiences of a person who is blind and a bad shopping experience. Below is a little more information on each of the research initiatives and the researcher' contact information. Please share this with those without email. 

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Brackets for Good

Bosma Enterprises - 2/29/2016 10:37:58 AM

You can help us win over $10,000 through Brackets for Good. Show us your best trick shot and share it on social media with our hashtag #BosmaShotChallenge. Help us beat Drum Corp International!

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Pit Crew Race Dreams

Kenric Massey - 2/16/2016 5:45:41 PM

The Blind Faith Race Team has given me hope, the hope to dream big and believe that the only limitations we have are the ones we set for ourselves. Never give up, never give in. 

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Grant provides free training for seniors with vision loss

Bosma Enterprises - 2/11/2016 3:25:24 PM

Age-related vision loss is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. That’s why Bosma Enterprises offers critical, life-changing programs to seniors to restore hope and show them that life doesn’t end with vision loss. 

 

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The best seat in the house

Mariel Betron - 12/2/2015 3:24:09 PM

What would you do if you were blind or visually impaired?

Being a “sighted” person and coming from the “sighted” world, I never imagined what it would be like to be blind or visually impaired. I never even thought about it. For so many of us, we take the simplest daily activities and tasks for granted. It’s not until something happens to your vision that your perception changes. 

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Bosma Enterprises launches new brand name

Bosma Enterprises - 8/6/2015 12:52:07 PM

Bosma Medical, a division of Bosma Enterprises, encompasses all of the current medical supplies and devices Bosma sells, as well as many new products that we hope to bring to market.

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2015 Hasbrook nominations

Bosma Enterprises - 6/19/2015 5:09:26 PM

Nominate for the 2015 Thomas C. Hasbrook Award

Bosma Enterprises is seeking nominations of individuals who have shown a strong commitment to helping individuals who are disabled reach their full potential for the 2015 Thomas C. Hasbrook Award.

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Need your help

Bosma Enterprises - 6/11/2015 5:13:21 PM

How would you learn to live life over again without your eyesight?

Imagine losing your vision over time or maybe overnight. How would you learn to live life over again without your eyesight? For many people, training is critical to learning skills to reclaim life after vision loss. Unfortunately, an important training option is being removed as well as a path to employment. Please take the time to read the following information and to act no later than June 15, 2015.

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