Suitable and Stylish Work Attire

Editor’s note:  For National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we look at developing a work wardrobe that is not only appropriate for your workplace, but also affords you the opportunity to express your confidence, and if you so choose, fashion-forwardness. Suitable and Stylish Work Attire You landed the job (Congratulations!) and you’re wondering what you’ll … Continued

Beyond Letters: The Spirit and Inspiration of the ADA

In the first blog in my Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) series, I introduced readers to the story of Chelsie Reid, a student in early childhood education who was having a hard time getting the practical child care hours required for her program.  In a purely literal sense, the Americans with Disabilities Act has nothing … Continued

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Denna Lambert’s 19 Years at NASA

Denna Lambert CC Editor’s note: In Celebration of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we interviewed Denna Lambert who started her career at NASA right after college – and has continued evolving into new and exciting roles with the agency, including becoming the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) lead for NASA’s Early Stage … Continued

Celebrating the Diversity of Hispanic Heritage with Albinism

Editor’s note: Kayla Ludlow, a college student who is proud of her Hispanic heritage, shares she does not look Hispanic due to albinism. Read on to learn how Kayla publicly dispels stereotypes. Celebrating the Diversity of Hispanic Heritage with Albinism Kayla Ludlow loves being a Latina. She’s proud of her Hispanic heritage – her father … Continued

APH Announces STEM Scholarship Winners

APH is proud to award scholarships to students who are blind or low vision, supporting them in pursuit of higher education. Recognizing the growing demand for people with skills in advanced technologies – and how viable those fields are for people who are blind or low vision – APH’s 2022 scholarships focus on aspects of … Continued

When Blindness Isn’t the Only Barrier in Dog Guide Training

Editor’s note: Alexis Read shares her journey to finding a dog guide school that tailored training and tools to her specific abilities as a woman with low vision and additional disabilities. When Blindness Isn’t the Only Barrier in Dog Guide Training  I was born with a visual impairment and other disabilities that affected me physically … Continued

Update Your Resume: The Right Way to Archive Career History

Editor’s note: September is Update Your Resume Month! In recognition, APH CareerConnect updated Steve Cardenas’ popular blog post on how to archive your career history as an individual who is blind or low vision, simplifying the process of updating and customizing your resume. Update Your Resume: The Right Way to Archive Career History A friend … Continued

10 Resources for Transitioning from High School to College or Work

Editor’s note: The following blog post has been updated as of August 2022. 10 Resources for Transitioning from High School to College or Work How are you feeling about your upcoming transition from high school? Can college or a career “not come soon enough” or are you hoping time will slow down because you appreciate … Continued

Job Search Tips to Empower Individuals Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s Note: The upcoming 154th APH Annual Meeting will celebrate successful new products, services, processes, and initiatives. It will also be an opportunity to enjoy related meetings, network with new colleagues, and connect with old friends. This year’s Annual Meeting is hosted October 5-7th, 2022, and you’re invited! Its theme is emPOWERed, and we celebrate … Continued

APH Huntington:  A Program to Enhance Resources and Outcomes for a Rural Area

Editor’s note: APH Huntington recognizes the barriers to accessing services for those who are blind or low vision living in rural areas. Lee Huffman, APH Huntington’s Senior Strategist of Accessible Technology and Community Outreach, shares how the program is enhancing resources and outcomes for the local community of Huntington, West Virginia. APH Huntington:  A Program … Continued