Podcast background graphicDr Hoby Wedler Dr. Hoby Wedler, Host of Heard & Empowered It’s here! Heard &
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Heard & Empowered Podcast:
Presented by the National
Industries for the Blind (NIB).
Heard & Empowered Podcast:
Where the BVI community finds
job inspiration, career opportunities,
and a path to success.

Heard & Empowered: The Podcast Where the BVI Community Finds Job Inspiration, Career Opportunities, and a Path to Success.

Listen now and unlock a world of opportunities with a podcast that shares job and career insights, inspiration, and insider tips specifically tailored to the blind and visually impaired community. Week after week, you’ll discover the untold stories, limitless career paths, and soul-stirring journeys of the people leading or working for the National Industries for the Blind network of agencies all across the United States.


Heard & Empowered is a groundbreaking podcast, presented by the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), that serves as a beacon of opportunity and inspiration. Hosted by the esteemed Dr. Hoby Wedler, this weekly show is the place where:

• your potential is nurtured,
• your unique abilities are celebrated, and
• your desire to find a fulfilling job is encouraged.

Here, you’ll find a wealth of resources, stories, and actionable information designed to empower you in your career journey.

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In-Depth Interviews: Gain exclusive insights from executives at NIB and NSITE (NIB’s talent management enterprise), non-profit agency leaders, and employees who have walked the path you’re exploring.

Resource Hub: From career guides to accessibility tools, find everything you need to navigate your career successfully.

Inspiration & Support: Discover a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to breaking barriers and achieving greatness for the BVI community.

This podcast is for you if..

  • You’re part of the BVI community, searching for inspiration, practical career advice, or a
    platform to share your own story.
  • You believe in the power of diversity and want to be part of a community that champions
    equal opportunities for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  • You’re a family member or friend of someone in the BVI community and want to
    understand how to support their professional aspirations.
  • You’re an employer or HR professional seeking to create an inclusive workplace that
    values talent in all its forms.
  • You’re a sighted individual who wants to become an ally, learn about the BVI
    experience, and support accessibility and inclusion in every sector.
  • You’re an educator or a vocational trainer looking for insights into how to better prepare
    BVI students for the professional world.
  • You’re a policymaker or influencer looking to understand and act upon the challenges
    and opportunities within the BVI community.
  • You’re an innovator and are interested in how innovative – repetition of the word, replace
    with new, leading or original ? DEIA practices can drive accessibility and empower
    individuals with visual impairments.
  • You’re an advocate for social change, eager to learn about and reduce the barriers to
    employment faced by BVI individuals

Bottom line, this podcast is for you if…

You’re passionate about building a world where the next generation of BVI individuals can aspire without limits and be accepted without bias, and you’re ready to be part of the narrative that turns barriers into bridges towards a more inclusive future.

Hit subscribe or follow wherever you listen to Heard & Empowered, and become a change-maker who champions the Blind and Visually Impaired. Elevate your career, enrich your life.

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