Getting LinkedIn as a Person Who Is Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s note: David Ballman shares how to use LinkedIn as a jobseeker or professional who is blind or low vision. The following has been updated as of June 2023. Getting LinkedIn as a Person Who Is Blind or Low Vision In today’s environment, searching for and applying for a job are typically accomplished online. Although … Continued

Bringing Goalball to College

Editor’s note: Goalball, a sport for individuals who are blind or low vision, can be played recreationally and competitively. When I started college, one of the things I was most upset about leaving behind was my goalball team. I had played goalball throughout high school, and it quickly became one of my favorite sports. I … Continued

APH ConnectCenter and Be My Eyes Partner to Provide a Broader Array of Assistance

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you may have contacted APH ConnectCenter’s Information and Referral (I&R) Line seeking answers and advice about living with blindness or low vision. There’s also a decent chance you’re one of the nearly 500,000 blind or low vision people and counting using the Be My Eyes app. The … Continued

From Special to Universal Needs

Editor’s Note: Author, George Stern, teaches a course for college students studying to be special education teachers. He reminds us that whether holding a live or virtual event, think inclusive from the start. A Cavalcade of Unexpected Things “Hello, and welcome, everybody – how’s it going?” These are the friendly, welcoming words with which I … Continued

New Podcast Featuring Employment Journeys of Blind/Low Vision Individuals

Editor’s note: NRTC’s Sarah Moody shares about NRTC’s new podcast addressing employment challenges for individuals who are blind or low vision. New Podcast Featuring Employment Journeys of Blind/Low Vision Individuals Seeking employment can be challenging, no matter your level of vision. For individuals who are blind or have low vision (B/LV), employment may be even … Continued

Obtaining Vocational Rehabilitation Services as a College-Bound Student

Editor’s note: Are you a student who is blind or low vision and preparing for college? You’re invited to APH ConnectCenter’s College Conversations on May 18th, 2023, at 6:00 PM Eastern to discuss obtaining VR services. Register here. Additionally, learn more about VR services as a college-bound student by working through the following lesson from … Continued

Five Tips for Creating Individualized Transition and Employment Goals

Editor’s note: Do you work with transition-age youth who are blind or low vision? You’re invited to The National Transition Conversation: 2023 APH CareerConnect Transition & Employment Resource Round Up on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM EST. We hope to see you there! Read on to learn about supporting adults … Continued

An Inside Look at Accessibility from Microsoft Product Manager Jeff Bishop

Editor’s note: The third Thursday of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), when people worldwide can learn and talk about access and inclusion for all people with disabilities. Here, Jeff Bishop shares about his career in accessibility. Jeff Bishop not only relies on accessibility tools. He is part of the team that creates them … Continued

Juggling Grad School and Full Time Work

Recently, I took graduate school classes while working full-time to become a certified rehabilitation counselor. During the five semesters I attended school and worked full time, I developed strategies that made it easier for me to juggle my academic and vocational responsibilities simultaneously. Here, I will share these strategies so others can have a less stressful experience. … Continued