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

APH CareerConnect and NSITE Connect Join Forces to Empower Job Seekers

It’s long been said there’s strength in numbers. That’s why APH CareerConnect and NSITE have come together to help improve one number in particular: employment rates among people who are blind or low vision.    It’s no secret that employment rates for people with vision loss are far lower than they should be, but sometimes the … Continued

APH ConnectCenter’s Transition Hub: Resources to Empower and Equip You for Adulthood

Are you a transition-age student or young adult who’s blind or visually impaired and wants to pursue college or career transition services or programs? Believe it or not, summer is around the corner, ready for a sneak attack; now is the perfect time to investigate summer pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and programs. You can search … 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

Teens, Are You Strapped for Cash? Start Planning for a Summer Job 

Want to earn cash this summer, prepare for adulthood, and be part of a team? Yes, you say? Then it’s time to look for summer work.   To start, consider the needs in your neck of the woods.   Orlando was my home during my high school years; as you can imagine, theme parks and restaurants required … 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

Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Lead for Instagram, shares what ignited his passion for accessibility

Kiran Kaja has a rare form of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP); while most with RP begin losing their vision in their teenage years, Kiran has been blind since birth. Thankfully, Kiran’s parents understood early on that blindness is but one characteristic of an individual and that he was and is fully capable. Blindness did, however, uniquely … Continued

Developing Social Charisma as an Employee with a Visual Impairment

Let’s talk social charisma (connecting to others with empathy, emotion, and diplomacy), but before doing so, I must declare once again: It’s okay to be a quiet person! Introverts, extroverts, or those toeing the line between the two (ambiverts) can have excellent social skills. Whether you draw your energy from time spent alone or with … Continued

Powering Your Start-up: Entrepreneurial Support for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Maybe you come from an entrepreneurial family and the desire to start a company is in your blood! Or you haven’t much familiarization with start-ups, but you can’t shake the notion that starting a business is for you. You have a particular skill set that will meet the needs or desires of your community; you … Continued

Power Up Your Work Performance With Regular, Enjoyable Exercise!

Power Up Your Work Performance with Regular, Enjoyable Exercise!  Thirty minutes ago I was dragging myself along—hey, it’s early morning! —but I am currently rejuvenated, alert, and energized. Why the stark contrast? [I promise it’s not caffeine!] I powered through Pilates, as I do every weekday morning. Pilates is a full-body exercise similar to yoga … Continued