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

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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