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GA 272 | The Role of Lean in Empowering People with Disabilities with Brent Weichers

By Jessica Bush Updated on June 20th, 2019

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit that employs people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. He explained the inner workings of this unique organization, and how lean factors in. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Two of Brent’s favorite quotes (2:11)
  • Brent’s background (3:23)
  • About The Lighthouse for the Blind (6:45)
  • The type of work their employees do (9:43)
  • Training and safety (11:21)
  • The initial employee resistance to lean (16:25)
  • How they create their own version of a visual workplace (18:34)
  • How they use legos (21:117)
  • Their “Why?” (24:27)
  • What Brent has learned (26:13)

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