BISM Logo, blue compass

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

BISM Logo, blue compass


We Are BISM!

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to provided career and training resources to Blind and Low-vision individuals of all ages.

We positively change people's
attitudes about blindness.


To provide stable career opportunities, innovative rehabilitation programs, quality products and services and to develop resources for training and education.


Our organization is an internationally recognized leader whose associates provide evolving opportunities for
blind people and others.

  • two adults learning computer skills from sight-impaired teacher
  • blind adult woman working in BISM reception area
  • sight-impaired adult woman using drill in woodworking shop
technology lab provides computer learning environment for two adults

Your support allows BISM to serve Blind and Low-Vision individuals.

  • Over 400 people (majority of whom are Blind or Low-Vision) are employed by BISM.
  • BISM's programs and services are free for Blind and Low-Vision Marylanders of all ages.
  • BISM offers real life skills for adults and youth to achieve self-sufficiency, personal growth and independence.
  • We have an uncompromising belief in the capability of every Blind and Low-Vision person.

In a typical year, BISM serves 136 youth, 932 adults and 1,006 seniors. Your donation funds: