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

Freedom Scientific Recognizes Students for Educational Achievements

Freedom Scientific does more than create some of the most popular assistive technology available, such as JAWS and ZoomText. The company also sponsors a Student of the Month Program, which recognizes K-12 students in the U.S. who are excelling in their educational endeavors. “We hear about these amazing students doing great things using our products … Continued

Five Social Skills to “Slay It” at Work

Editor’s note: It can be hard to “fit in” to the social scene at work, and harder still to learn the often-unsaid “rules” of connecting with co-workers in socially appropriate ways. That’s why Amanda Bernath brings you, teens and young adults who are blind or low vision, advice on upping your social skills savvy. I’ll … Continued

High School Clubs Can Improve Your School Experience: A Teen Reflects

Entering high school can definitely be very nerve-wracking for anyone, including those of us who are blind or low vision. There are a lot of challenges you will face and moments that might be scary. But, trust me—you can improve your high school years. You can join programs and clubs that will make your high … 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

My SWEP Experience (Student Work Experience Program)  

by Daniel Blair Why take time away from my summer to go to SWEP?    As a visually impaired person, questions about independent living constantly arise! Whether it’s how I am going to succeed in my education and get a job that I love to do, or how I can learn to cook. There are many ways you … 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

The 2022 National Coding Symposium: An opportunity to explore career options

Sean Plumer learned so much about potential careers in computer coding and programming at the 2021 APH National Coding Symposium, he’s already signed up for this year’s event, which runs May 9-13, 2022 online.  A 17-year-old junior in high school, Sean has been interested in computer coding since before he began losing his vision in … 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