In conjunction with the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM), U-Select-It, Inc. (USI) hosted NABM members for an on-site training event at USI’s corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The training focused on current technology related to accessibility and suggestions on how to further improve vending machine accessibility.
The NABM training event featured a diverse range of topics including State specific updates, a briefing from the Rehabilitation Services Administration, a discussion on opportunities for BEP vendors in inmate commissaries, and a report from the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind.
“This training was part of NABM’s ongoing effort to ensure that state business enterprises staff and blind entrepreneurs have the latest information to help grow their business,” said Nicky Gacos, President of the National Association of Blind Merchants. “We truly appreciate the role USI played in the training and for their gracious hospitality.”
The NABM customer is always considered by USI when producing vending machines. “The opportunity to co-host this event allows USI the ability to hear what is important to this distinguished customer group, especially in terms of accessibility and technology. Our product development roadmap is greatly influenced by this type of event and we are grateful to have the chance to participate with such a hands on organization as the NABM/BEP,” said Jim Chico, President of Sales of USI.