ProMOTE Program

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is excited to offer the National Industries for the Blind’s Professional Mastery of Office Technology for Employment (ProMOTE) training program. This program provides advanced training to assistive technology users who are blind or vision impaired. Students must have basic computer knowledge to experience ProMOTE’s immersive training model that matches the current work environment. Our experienced instructors combine formal instruction with time-sensitive projects that simulates the demand and collaboration of the workplace. By the end of the four-week program, our ProMOTE graduates have mastered Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as internet research and creating accessible documents.

ProMOTE is designed for students who have intermediate knowledge of the assistive technology they use, may need supplementary instruction, or need additional training to be competitive in today’s job market.


  • Participants must submit a completed application
  • Pass a computer assessment with a satisfactory score that will demonstrate their knowledge of assistive technology, office, and window commands
  • Be able to type at least 25 wpm

Program Dates:

  • April 29-May 24, 2024. Applications are due Monday, April 8, 2024.
  • October 7-November 1, 2024. Applications are due Monday, September 16, 2024.

All classes will be held virtually. Space is limited, please apply now.

Program Cost:
Program Cost: $3,500 per participant. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Barb Peterson at or 412.368.4400 to learn more.

Affiliated agencies of NIB are encouraged to apply for the Training and Compliance Grant which may cover up to 80 percent of the cost. Contact Marianne Haegeli at for grant information.

Contact Information:
If you have additional questions or need further information, please contact Art Rizzino at or 412.368.4400.