Attention, Employers—This Is Employment Discrimination: “Do you have a driver’s license?”

Recently, I have been hearing from state vocational rehabilitation counselors, job seekers, and noticed this myself — employers are using job descriptions and online application systems with a question similar to this: “Do you have a valid state driver’s license?” This question could be introductory or listed as an “Additional Requirement” even when driving is … Continued

A Salute to Our CareerConnect Mentors: Disability Mentoring Day

I am currently in Northern California, spreading the message of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). I have a meeting with staff from Lighthouse for the Blind-San Francisco this week, and I am speaking at the California School for the Blind, Cupertino schools, and San Francisco State University. As I make the rounds out here, … Continued

Find Resources, Tips, and Updates Related to Blindness, Visual Impairment, and Employment in Our Newsletter

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) CareerConnect staff is excited to unveil the new CareerConnect Newsletter! This newsletter will provide information about updates or changes to the program, introduce new staff or volunteers, share helpful tips, offer options for becoming more engaged in mentoring or the use of the program, and give a peek … Continued

Lessons from J.W. “Bill” Marriott on Leadership: Developing and Listening to People

I learned a lot at the 2014 AFB Leadership Conference, but overwhelmingly people tell me that the conversation on leadership between AFB's CEO, Carl Augusto, and the J.W. “Bill” Marriott, executive chairman and chairman of the board at Marriott International, stood out as the conference highlight. Personally, I walked away from that session with some … Continued