Essential Worker Battles COVID & Comes Back Stronger Than Ever

Essential Worker Battles COVID & Comes Back Stronger Than Ever

They say love is blind – that’s certainly true for Cornell Williams. Born blind, Black and albino, life was never easy. But, every day, Cornell travels from the Bronx to Richmond Hill in Queens, N.Y. (2 hours round trip) to work at Alphapointe. After his labor-intense shifts at a 138,000-square foot manufacturing complex largely comprised…

Beep Kickball Returns for Fall Season

Beep Kickball Returns for Fall Season

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Alphapointe are teaming up for the Beep Kickball league to provide children with vision impairments an opportunity to build social skills, increase proprioception, strengthen muscle movement and have fun! Beep Kickball is played with a special ball and special bases that emit sound to allow for children with…

President Trump Signs Legislation Protecting Jobs for People with Disabilities

President Trump Signs Legislation Protecting Jobs for People with Disabilities

United States President Donald Trump signed legislation today protecting the jobs of more than 2,000 people with disabilities across the nation, many of whom are veterans, including dozens who work at Alphapointe, the largest employer of blind/visually impaired people in both the Kansas City and the New York City metropolitan areas. President Trump signed H.R.…

State officials visit employees with disabilities

State officials visit employees with disabilities

(This article and an attached video originally appeared in Spanish on October 8, 2019 bySPECTRUM NOTICIAS NY1. To view original article click here.) State officials visited a factory in Queens that hires people with disabilities. The Lieutenant Governor [of New York] , Kathy Hochul, and the Assemblyman David Weprin, toured the Alphapointe facilities. The non-profit…

Alphapointe Receives Patent and Military Approval on Pneumatic Tourniquet, Getting Greenlight on Second Life-Saving Device in a Week

Alphapointe Receives Patent and Military Approval on Pneumatic Tourniquet, Getting Greenlight on Second Life-Saving Device in a Week

Designed to Fit Around Most Human Limbs and in the Maximum Range of Field Kits and Settings, Newly Approved Model Will Vastly Expand Applicability and Production Demand, Allowing Agency to Create More Jobs for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired May 10, 2019, Kansas City, MO ~ For the second time in a week,…

Alphapointe Receives Approval from Department of Defense for its  Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)

Alphapointe Receives Approval from Department of Defense for its Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)

The Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet Will Save Lives of our Nation’s Fighting Men and Women May 6, 2019, Kansas City, MO ~ Alphapointe, the non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals who are legally blind secure gainful employment, announced today that it has received notice that after years of testing and evaluation, the Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)…