From Self-Conscious of Blindness to Self-Confident and Successful: Meet Gena Harper 

Gena Harper works at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as the Senior Vice President of Wealth Management and the Senior Investment Management Consultant. She provides custom financial planning and simplifies it for her clients. Her role consists of marketing to acquire clients, complex financial analysis and planning for individuals, investment research, plan implementation, ongoing monitoring, and … Continued

Dicapta: Spanish Audio Description Services and Technology for Accessibility 

Have you ever wondered how people who are blind or low vision watch television shows and movies? Or maybe you’ve assumed audiovisual material can’t be enjoyed or understood without sight. Thankfully, it can! Audio description, the narration of key visual elements of audiovisual material, enables people who are blind or low vision to access visual information from … Continued

Navigating College Is Easier with Envision’s College Success Program

Let’s face it—navigating college (from the application process to graduation of undergraduate or graduate studies) is intimidating and unnerving; doing so as an individual who is blind or low vision can be even more challenging due to additional considerations, preparations, measures, and uncertainties. But take heart! Envision’s College Success Program is here to support those … Continued

Meet Satauna Howery: Voice Actor and Small Business Owner Who is Blind

Hold on to your hats and be prepared to be wowed! You’re about to become acquainted with the spirited and engaging Satauna Howery, a skilled voice actor and small business owner who happens to be blind. We’ll dive into Satauna’s early life—the experiences that shaped her career trajectory—and hear her advice for other individuals who … Continued

“Guide Dog” Summer Camps for Youth Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Are you a teen who is blind or low vision and is interested in utilizing (“handling”) a guide dog? If so, what an exciting goal! As much as you may want to jump right into the application and matching process, you aren’t eligible to handle a guide dog until equipped with the skills to do … Continued

APH ConnectCenter’s Transition Hub: Resources to Empower and Equip You for Adulthood

Are you a transition-age student or young adult who’s blind or visually impaired and wants to pursue college or career transition services or programs? Believe it or not, summer is around the corner, ready for a sneak attack; now is the perfect time to investigate summer pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and programs. You can search … Continued

Dr. Heidi Joshi, Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health, Shares Her Career Journey 

Dr. Heidi Joshi is the Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health at John Muir Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Walnut Creek, California. The fast-paced, core faculty position is comprised of managing a team of mental health providers, educating medical residents on patient-centered communication skills and mental health issues, supporting physicians who have patients in mental … Continued

Teens, Are You Strapped for Cash? Start Planning for a Summer Job 

Want to earn cash this summer, prepare for adulthood, and be part of a team? Yes, you say? Then it’s time to look for summer work.   To start, consider the needs in your neck of the woods.   Orlando was my home during my high school years; as you can imagine, theme parks and restaurants required … Continued

Meet Lucy Greco, Web Accessibility Evangelist with the University of California, Berkeley

In case you missed APH CareerConnect’s first-ever Career Conversation (a monthly Zoom interview of an individual who is blind or visually impaired and gainfully employed), allow me to introduce you to our first guest, Lucy Greco, and to share her recorded Career Conversation.  Lucy Greco, on what shaped her  Lucy, blind since birth, grew up … Continued

Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Lead for Instagram, shares what ignited his passion for accessibility

Kiran Kaja has a rare form of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP); while most with RP begin losing their vision in their teenage years, Kiran has been blind since birth. Thankfully, Kiran’s parents understood early on that blindness is but one characteristic of an individual and that he was and is fully capable. Blindness did, however, uniquely … Continued