Intimidated, but Proceeding Regardless, as a Professional Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Time and again we are face-to-face with that which is intimidating on the employment journey—how true! From initially choosing a career and preparing for it, to walking into nerve-wracking interviews, beginning a new job, assuming additional responsibilities, recovering from mistakes or “failures”, learning up-to-date technology, and taking calculated risks to advance in the career, there … Continued

Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Workspace as a Professional Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

COVID has us all germ-conscious, and for good reason. I vividly remember round after round of sicknesses passing through my former workplaces, and I can only imagine COVID wreaking the same or worse havoc. But no matter the virus or bacteria threatening to bring us down, whether COVID, the flu, stomach bug, or even a common cold, let’s establish a battle-ready defense by maintaining a clean and hygienic workspace.   According to Cleaning, … Continued

APH ConnectCenter Success Stories: Videos and Blogs: Lights, Camera, Action!

APH CareerConnect is excited to be spotlighting successful blind people at work. Join us as we highlight professional job and explore everything from ordinary to out-of-this-world careers held by blind people from all walks of life. Whether you are interested in finding out about a career in Information technology, STEM, teaching, counseling, or something else, we’ve got your ticket to a front row seat. Get ready to hear directly from blind and low vision professionals from all … Continued

Applying and Interviewing, Not Far Off from Dating

By Joe Strechay I am excited to be writing for the American Printing House for the Blind. If you don’t know me, I’m Joe Strechay and I love to share my insights about employment, life, and pop culture from my perspective as a professional who is blind. I recently watched Too Hot to Handle on Netflix (for mature audiences and … Continued

Overcoming Adversity as a Blind Job Seeker During a Pandemic

My name is Paulina Vazquez. I am a recent college graduate with a background in Communications. I am currently seeking employment as a customer service representative.  Although I have several career goals. including working in the travel industry or working in public relations, I’m keeping my options open for any opportunities that come my way. I love … Continued

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM): From Passive to Proactive!

As we embrace the cooler nights of autumn and our thoughts turn to apple cider and perhaps pumpkin pie, a 31-day event graces us with its presence each October when we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Marked with a Presidential proclamation and observances from coast to coast, why do we pay so much … Continued

Putting the APH into CareerConnect: a look at the past, present and our futuristic plans

Written by, Richard Rueda Some call it a blast from the past, we call it a magnificent modern day interactive resource brimming with all things career exploration and so much more. Let’s dive into the past, present and the future of your APH CareerConnect.  I’ve been a fan and supporter of CareerConnect for nearly two … Continued

How a Passion for Languages Led to an Interpreting Career and International Life

From childhood, Elizabeth Sammons knew that she had a talent for language. She would weep when listening to a foreign-language film, so passionate was her desire to know what people were saying. Living in a small town in Ohio, she had little opportunity to develop this until studying high school French. Additionally, her family cultivated … Continued

Walking the Employment Talk

What Would You Think About Hiring a Person with a Disability? What if the next person who walked in the door to interview for a position in your company walked in using a white cane? Explained that they used a screen magnifier on their computer, or pulled out a handheld magnifier to read some of … Continued