Introducing Payton Polk, STEAM Student and APH-Papano Scholarship Recipient for 2021

Introducing Payton Polk, STEAM Student and APH-Papano Scholarship Recipient for 2021  In June of 2021, APH announced a new scholarship for students who are blind or visually impaired! The Peter Papano-APH STEM Scholarship is offered for students living in California and planning on pursuing post-secondary education at a California college or university and majoring in a STEM subject area.    This blog highlisths Paytton Polk, the first recipient of The Peter Papano-APH STEM Scholarship. Congratulations Payton!  APH: Hi Payton! … Continued

Transitions: From Legacy to Legendary: Thrive with APH CareerConnect

Did you know that APH CareerConnect was around before the days of Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and the definition of “social media?”  Did you know that APH CareerConnect started out in the mid-1990s as a resource database to connect job seekers to employed mentors and role models?  Did you know that originally most of the … Continued

2021 APH-Papano Scholars Announced

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 APH-Papano Scholarship: Joel Gomez, Purdue University, Industrial EngineeringPayton Polk, UCLA, BiochemistryA student (under the age of 18) attending Monterey Peninsula College, Music  These bright students will each receive a scholarship to support their studies throughout the 2021 fall … Continued

It’s NDEAM: Let’s Look Back, Advocate, and Plan for Gainful Employment

Hello, October, arguably the most magnificent month—not only because of the sensational scents, sights, and sips of fall but also because October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, NDEAM for short. In celebration: We stop and remember. We educate others. We plan and gear up for gainful employment.  Why? Because, as is the 2021 NDEAM theme, America’s recovery is powered by inclusion. Let’s propel our country forward.  And because any individual who wants to be gainfully employed should be, which of course includes those who are blind … Continued

Perkins’ Compass Program Prepares Students for College Success

This nine-month virtual learning experience focuses on individual needs. By Amy Lynn Smith It should come as no surprise that Perkins School for the Blind – one of the best-known and most highly respected educational institutions in the world for students who are visually impaired and those who teach them – encourages students to reach … Continued

Zoom Considerations for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Zoom interviews. Zoom conferences. Zoom meetings. Zoom classes. Zoom assemblies. Zoom consultations. Zoom gatherings. Zoom appointments. The world is entering Zoomtopia, so it’s about time we address considerations for those who are blind or visually impaired. Because, though the meetings aren’t in-person, they’re still face-to-face, and should be prepared for and accommodated as such. Here’s … Continued