Financial Literacy: Another Key to Independence  

Lisa Lloyd has plenty of personal experience with blindness and low vision. She has retinitis pigmentosa that causes her night blindness, and within her family there are 16 people across five generations with some level of blindness or low vision, including one of her daughters and her father, who are both blind. She’s a volunteer … Continued

Transition to College: Program Activity Guide for Students who are Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s note: Do you work with students who are blind or low vision? Do you want to empower them to prepare for college or career school? Check out Alicia Wolfe’s updated blog on the Transition to College: Program Activity Guide for Students who are Blind or Low Vision. Additionally, tune in to APH ConnectCenter’s next … Continued

Dicapta: Spanish Audio Description Services and Technology for Accessibility 

Have you ever wondered how people who are blind or low vision watch television shows and movies? Or maybe you’ve assumed audiovisual material can’t be enjoyed or understood without sight. Thankfully, it can! Audio description, the narration of key visual elements of audiovisual material, enables people who are blind or low vision to access visual information from … Continued

Powering Your Start-up: Entrepreneurial Support for Individuals Who Are Blind or Low Vision

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

Zoom Considerations for Individuals Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Zoom interviews. Zoom conferences. Zoom meetings. Zoom classes. Zoom assemblies. Zoom consultations. Zoom gatherings. Zoom appointments. The world is entering Zoomtopia, so it’s about time we address considerations for those who are blind or low vision. Because, though the meetings aren’t in-person, they’re still face-to-face, and should be prepared for and accommodated as such. Here’s … Continued

New Article Subsides Your Apprehensions About Working Alongside an Employee Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

You’re considering hiring an individual who is blind or visually impaired, or there’s a new hire who has a visual impairment at your workplace. You’re concerned and sweaty-palmed—and that’s an understatement. We hear you—you’ve likely no familiarity with people who have vision loss—and we are thankful that in lieu of allowing inexperience and hesitation to … Continued

Are You Prepared to Succeed in College As a Student Who Is Visually Impaired?

Once you graduate from high school, your adult life as an individual with vision loss begins; a life that will be shaped by the decisions you made in high school. After you receive your diploma and toss your cap, will you have a plan to succeed in the workforce and to fulfill your dreams as … Continued

Paying for College As a Student Who Is Visually Impaired

When you hear the words "college education," do you automatically think "cha-ching?" It’s quite normal to associate dollar signs with attending a post-secondary institution, especially as the costs of a college education continue to rise in our country. Unfortunately, many teenagers and adults with vision loss often assume college is not an affordable option for … Continued

Introducing the Transition to College: Program Activity Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Across the nation, it’s a critical time of the year for teachers of students with visual impairments and other professionals responsible for providing services to students who are blind or visually impaired. We are actively engaged in a state of preparation and planning for our students as they begin their journeys into the new school … Continued

Preparing for Home Based Work As an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Millions of Americans enjoy the comfort and convenience of working from home. Specifically, those who are self-employed, and those employees who work remotely for a company. Maybe you are one of them. Self-employment has been my primary income generating activity for the last 15 years. Working from a home office has been a cost effective, … Continued