Overcoming Adversity as a Blind Job Seeker During a Pandemic

My name is Paulina Vazquez. I am a recent college graduate with a background in Communications. I am currently seeking employment as a customer service representative.  Although I have several career goals. including working in the travel industry or working in public relations, I’m keeping my options open for any opportunities that come my way. I love … Continued

The Job Seeker’s Toolkit

The Job Seeker’s Toolkit is an accessible, self-paced, and free online training course that helps students and job seekers who are blind or visually impaired  develop career exploration and job seeking skills. The course covers self-awareness, career exploration tools and resources, the preliminary employment process, the interview, and maintaining employment. The Job Seeker’s Toolkit can … Continued

Find a Job As an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Are you ready to start your job hunt? Good! This section will give you detailed information on how to increase your chances of becoming a successful job seeker by preparing yourself as a person who is visually impaired to locate and land a job you love. All people face obstacles to employment, but vision loss … Continued

Solutions or Excuses? Which Describes Your Actions As a Job Seeker or Employee Who Is Visually Impaired

The title of my blog may cause you to raise your brow. As a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) working to prepare my students who are blind or visually impaired for the workforce, I find myself raising my brow when I hear excuses from students who choose not to locate or utilize known solutions … Continued

Useful Links for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

APH CareerConnect Partners Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) CNIB is a Canadian national organization that offers resources specific to vision health, vision loss, consumer products, research, accessibility, library, and services for persons with vision loss. GettingHired.com GettingHired offers job listings, tools, forums, employment advice, great articles, and resources for job seekers with disabilities. … Continued

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch: Dealing with Rejection As a Job Seeker Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Oh, rejection! Why must you be so cruel? Be it the moment I realized my first serious crush was completely disinterested in me, the time my name was [heartlessly] omitted from the list of accepted members of the cheerleading squad, or the dreaded job rejection…it hurt! Any and all lightheartedness aside, my ego was crushed … Continued

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch: Dealing with Rejection As a Job Seeker Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Oh, rejection! Why must you be so cruel? Be it the moment I realized my first serious crush was completely disinterested in me, the time my name was [heartlessly] omitted from the list of accepted members of the cheerleading squad, or the dreaded job rejection…it hurt! Any and all lightheartedness aside, my ego was crushed … Continued