Hearts for Sight: A Nonprofit Inspired by One Man’s Quest for Self-Improvement  

Joseph Burton knows what a significant difference it can make in someone’s life when they have the support and encouragement they need. That’s because he spent the first 15 years of his life struggling to find the kind of love and guidance so many young people have. And it’s his own experience that ultimately motivated … 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

Power Up Your Work Performance With Regular, Enjoyable Exercise!

Power Up Your Work Performance with Regular, Enjoyable Exercise!  Thirty minutes ago I was dragging myself along—hey, it’s early morning! —but I am currently rejuvenated, alert, and energized. Why the stark contrast? [I promise it’s not caffeine!] I powered through Pilates, as I do every weekday morning. Pilates is a full-body exercise similar to yoga … Continued

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Summer: Part 1 A hands-on approach to summer activities for blind kids

Here at APH CareerConnect we focus on getting ready for life after high school.  We offer lots of resources and webinars to develop pre-employment experiences and building employment skills. But we also realize that having a life of quality is about so much more than what job you have or what you do at work.  We know that recreation and leisure and … Continued

Young National Champion Horseback Rider Who Is Legally Blind Brings It In Competition

APH CareerConnect loves to share the accomplishments of people who are blind or visually impaired and this story is a wonderfully uncommon and individual success. Rachel Sanchez is a 16-year-old girl who became legally blind after being struck in the head by a bullet at age 5. In November, she won the United Professional Horsemen’s … Continued

Newly Reorganized “Our Stories” Section Has Launched: Find Success Stories by Career Cluster and More!

Hello CareerConnect Friends, APH CareerConnect has been busily preparing to launch the reorganized “Our Stories” section. The section has always been packed with tons of great success stories about mentors and other persons who are blind or visually impaired. Now, you will be able to find stories of interest by career field and other categories … Continued