Meet Jasmyn Polite: An Aspiring Teacher Living with Glaucoma

Born with bilateral cataracts and diagnosed with glaucoma as a child, Jasmyn Polite has faced her fair share of adversity, but she hasn’t let a visual impairment stop her from working toward her dream of being a teacher. Jasmyn has created an educational plan, found volunteer and work experience, and connected with a mentor to … Continued

CareerConnect at the Movies: Employment Advice Adapted from Film for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

If you’re looking for the perfect mix of holiday festivities and practical career-related advice, you’ve come to the right place. Over the years, we have celebrated the holiday season by providing you with the job search advice and career resource skills you need to land your next job. And this year is no different! From … Continued

Meet Blessing Offor: Visually Impaired Contestant from NBC’s “The Voice”

All month long we have been talking about National Disability Employment Awareness Month and how #InclusionWorks in the workplace. We’ve covered resources for finding a job, the use and importance of the white mobility cane, steps in the employment process, and what employers need to know about hiring a person with a visual impairment. But … Continued

Thank You, Mentor! Happy National Disability Mentoring Day

It’s National Disability Mentoring Day! Established by the American Association of People with Disabilities in 1999, this day of recognition and appreciation has become a year-round initiative. But today, we are especially excited to acknowledge the support, guidance, and advice our mentors provide. We are thankful for our APH CareerConnect mentors who have dedicated their … Continued

Let Your Voice Be Heard: New Survey for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

You’ve got something to say, so let’s hear it! Help our friends at the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University gain a better understanding of your experiences in education, employment, training, and vocational rehabilitation as a blind or visually impaired adult. If you complete their new survey, Adult Rehabilitation … Continued