Blind and Low Vision Students Explore Careers in 21st Century Transportation

Editor’s note: This blog was written by Shannon McVoy, Transition Services Manager of the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP)  Michigan’s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) has been nurturing collaborative partnerships with community services and local employers to create innovative and engaging Pre-Employment Transition Services programming that is both educational and fun. Michigan’s 21st Century Transportation: Careers for Students Blind and Visually Impaired program was made possible through partnership … Continued

Join The Conversation!

What is the National Transition Conversation? The National Transition Conversation (NTC) is a centralized forum for practitioners whose primary goal is working with transition-age teens and young adults who are blind or have low-vision. Offered through the APH ConnectCenter. The National Transition Conversation hosts: Essentially, the NTC is both a community meeting and an online … Continued

Conquering College: Activating your campus tools

Lessons learned the hard way:  In the first blog of this two-part series I wrote about planning and perseverance and that theme carries into this post: You can check out Part 1 here. Not only was I the first person in my immediate family to attend college and graduate, I did so as a blind Latino living in southern California. As with many high school students, dinner … Continued

Finding Your Wheels

Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum of the American Foundation for the Blind The other day I was sharing a memory of my favorite Lyft ride with a friend from my perspective as a nondriver. It was a night I felt independent and carefree. I had gone to a … Continued

One Necklace Away From a New Job

When starting out your career or employment journey, you are starting typically at the bottom. In most cases, you are attempting to get your foot in the door and your first opportunity toward your long-term career goal. As I was graduating from East Carolina University, where I studied Communications, I was on the 4+ year … Continued

Seeking Interested Candidates for Our New CareerConnect Advisory Committee

We’re looking for several professionals to serve on our CareerConnect Advisory Committee.  We are inviting Rehabilitation Counselors, Teacher’s of the Visually Impaired, Transition Specialists and Employment Coordinator’s to apply to serve on our CareerConnect Advisory Committee. The goals of our CareerConnect Advisory Committee include: Collaborating on providing timely and relevant articles, blogs and resources for … Continued