The Places Internships May Take You

by Lindsay Kerr When I interviewed for an internship at 19, I never would have believed where it would take me or the connections I would make.   Looking back almost eight years, the only questions I remember my interviewer asking me were, what my career goals were, and what assistive technology skills I had. As a bonus I told him that I lived in … Continued

The Places Internships May Take You

by Lindsay Kerr When I interviewed for an internship at 19, I never would have believed where it would take me or the connections I would make.   Looking back almost eight years, the only questions I remember my interviewer asking me were, what my career goals were, and what assistive technology skills I had. As a bonus I told him that I lived in … Continued

Looking for a Savvy Career Move? Consider Computer Coding

Two years into the COVID pandemic, a lot of people are rethinking their careers for a variety of reasons. A terrific option for people who are blind or visually impaired is computer coding: creating websites and apps. It’s a field where people with vision loss can thrive because coding is all text-based, making it compatible with … Continued

Transitions: From Legacy to Legendary: Thrive with APH CareerConnect

Did you know that APH CareerConnect was around before the days of Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and the definition of “social media?”  Did you know that APH CareerConnect started out in the mid-1990s as a resource database to connect job seekers to employed mentors and role models?  Did you know that originally most of the … Continued

Perkins’ Compass Program Prepares Students for College Success

This nine-month virtual learning experience focuses on individual needs. By Amy Lynn Smith It should come as no surprise that Perkins School for the Blind – one of the best-known and most highly respected educational institutions in the world for students who are visually impaired and those who teach them – encourages students to reach … Continued

Transitioning Students from High School to Adulthood Takes Training and Teamwork

By Amy Lynn Smith Professionals and parents of students who are visually impaired all have a part to play in preparing them for success.  This post is also available on APH FamilyConnect. For people who are blind or visually impaired, nearly anything is possible – provided no one tells them it isn’t. One high school … Continued

Preparing Your Student for Success in the Computer Coding Field

Computer programmers, coders, create websites and apps that keep us connected in an electronic world. Coding is a solid career choice and one that’s particularly well-suited to people who are blind or visually impaired. To support awareness of career opportunities in computer science and programming for blind and low-vision youth, the APH ConnectCenter and California College for the Blind are co-hosting the free, virtual 2021 National Coding Symposium for students May … Continued

Pursuing a Career in Computer Coding? Here Are Some Smart Strategies

Whether you’re already interested in the computer coding field – creating websites and apps – or are considering a career move, there are some wise ways to set yourself apart from other applicants. To support blind and low-vison youth learning more about computer science as a career path, the APH ConnectCenter and California College for the Blind are co-hosting the free, virtual 2021 National … Continued

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Summer: Part 2 Summer Jobs

Spring is here! If you’re like me, you might be thinking about spring break, March Madness, and the Final Four. Plenty of you are also planning end of semester projects and trying to figure out what your summer is going to look like. This a great time to start thinking about some work experience. A … Continued

In Celebration of APH Founders Day: Ken Perry Shares His Success Story

Ever since its founding on January 23, 1858, APH has been showing the country – and the world – what can be achieved by people with vision loss, by providing them with the resources they need to excel. Ken Perry, a software engineer who has worked at APH since 2008, is one of the employees who are blind or visually impaired and play a significant role … Continued