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

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

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

Are You Interested in a Career as a Sourcing Specialist?

Editor’s note: Are you interested in becoming a Sourcing Specialist? NSITE shares that they are once again offering a Sourcing Specialist Certificate Training Program for individuals who are blind or low vision; the application deadline for the next course, which begins September 27, is August 15.  Are You Interested in a Career as a Sourcing … Continued

5 Tips for Accessing Accommodations in College 

Thirty-two years ago on July 26th, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. A hard-fought battle for equal access for those with disabilities culminated in the passage of this overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation, and the law was a huge victory for the disabled community. While the ADA offers … 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

Handling a Dog Guide in College: My Experience and Tips

Dog guides are exciting orientation and mobility (O&M) aids with some extra personality and love. Using a dog guide can give a person who is blind or low vision a level of independence they might not have experienced before, not to mention the dog can become a best friend. Getting a dog guide in college … Continued

Beyond Vision: Creating Employment Opportunities and Building Confidence 

For people who are blind or low vision, opportunity is always knocking at Beyond Vision. The nonprofit organization creates employment and advancement opportunities for people who are blind or low vision through jobs and training. Some employees work for Beyond Vision or work in jobs the organization creates through its customers, while others build the … Continued

U.S. Navy Veteran Loses Vision Yet Keeps His Career on Course  

By the time Captain Benjamin Keeley began losing his vision, he’d already established his own company after amassing decades of experience. And today, although he’s semi-retired, he continues operating his successful business and runs a nonprofit. The fact that he has no vision in his right eye and limited vision in his left hasn’t slowed … Continued

Advocating for Your Rights as a College Student

“Advocate!” “Speak up!” “Fight for your education!” Those were the words that flooded my mind as my first semester of college approached. In the years leading up to my high school graduation, my family members, teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI), orientation and mobility instructors, and mentors stressed the importance of advocacy to me … Continued