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

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

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

Teaching Environments for a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Who is Blind/ Low Vision

Editor’s note: Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week is observed annually over Anne Sullivan’s birthday, April 14th. Are you interested in learning more about vision rehabilitation therapy (VRT) as a possible career? Visit Get Learning – AER (aerbvi.org) to read about the roles and responsibilities and Directory of University Professional Programs in the U.S. and Canada … Continued

Introducing “Employment Connections.” First Topic: Disclosing a Disability

APH ConnectCenter is launching a new quarterly webinar, Employment Connections, focusing on topics related to employment. For our first edition, we discussed when job seekers should disclose their disability with Russell Shaffer, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Programs at Disability:IN. Russell Shaffer has a lot of experience with the topic of disclosing a disability … Continued

Dog Guides at Work: Navigating Workplace Etiquette and Interactions

Editor’s note: Hunter Duncan is a long-time dog guide handler who shares with sighted individuals the best practices for interacting with a dog guide in a workplace. Dog Guides at Work: Navigating Workplace Etiquette and Interactions Whether you’ve recently started a new job or worked at the same company for years, each day brings new … Continued

Hear from a Leading Voice in Braille Literacy and Library Access

When you consider the distinguished career Kim Charlson, M.S. has established in the field of library science, it’s hard to believe she ever wanted to do anything else. But the fact is that she began her college studies planning to become a disability rights attorney. In her last year in college, however, she began to … Continued