Students with Visual Impairments, College Is Different from High School!

Did you wake up in your dorm room during your first few weeks of college and think, "College isn’t anything like high school!" For many students with vision loss, this can be a rude awakening. You no longer have a teacher of students with visual impairments to adapt materials, make sure you have your textbooks … Continued

First Steps in the Employment Process for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is the perfect time to jump start your path to gainful employment as a student who is blind or visually impaired. But how do you begin to take control and move toward your goal of having a job? Simple! The best way to learn something is to do it. … Continued

Help Your Students Successfully Transition to Work During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

It’s finally National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), CareerConnect’s favorite time of the year! It’s time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and raise awareness about the value of a diverse, inclusive workforce. The successful employment of people with vision loss requires awareness on many fronts. Parents of children with low vision or … Continued

Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before As a Visually Impaired Job Seeker, Part 3

Editor’s note: This is part three of a blog post written in response to an article published in the Huffington Post by Marilyn O’Malley, "Fifteen Amazing Job Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before." Read part two to learn how you can find a job by utilizing your personal experiences and available resources. Job Resources You … Continued

Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before As a Visually Impaired Job Seeker, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is part two of a three part blog post written in response to an article published in the Huffington Post by Marilyn O’Malley, "Fifteen Amazing Job Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before." Read part one to learn about Neva’s work experience in high school and discover the first valuable resource you might … Continued

Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before As a Visually Impaired Job Seeker

Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before An article by Marilyn O’Malley published on August 3 in The Huffington Post, "Fifteen Amazing Job Resources You Haven’t Thought of Before," made me think back on how I found the jobs I’ve held throughout my six decades of life. You’re probably thinking, "You had a job in your … Continued

“Go for the Gold” As a Visually Impaired Athlete: Paralympic Games 2016

Watching the Olympics always inspired me as a kid. Maybe, just maybe, I could be an Olympic athlete someday. With the advent of the Paralympics, that possibility is more attainable for a person with a disability today than ever before. Have you been following the Paralympics in Rio? The USA has won 49 medals, behind … Continued