The Gift of Low Vision and Higher Education

Yokasta Urena, MS.Ed., Sp.Ed., TVI Doctoral Candidate at New England College Email:  Yokasta.urena1@gmail.com Instagram: beyond20201 The educational journey for people with low vision and blindness can be challenging. It is precisely those challenges that empower us. They build our character and can empower us to create lasting change in the lives of others. “If we … Continued

What is Bioptic Driving?

Every day many young people are given the news that obtaining a driver’s license is not in their future due to blindness or low vision. Adults also face this challenge but with the possibility of losing their license. This news, no matter the age, not only has an emotional impact but also has an impact … Continued

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

Suitable and Stylish Work Attire

Editor’s note:  For National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we look at developing a work wardrobe that is not only appropriate for your workplace, but also affords you the opportunity to express your confidence, and if you so choose, fashion-forwardness. Suitable and Stylish Work Attire You landed the job (Congratulations!) and you’re wondering what you’ll … Continued

APH Announces STEM Scholarship Winners

APH is proud to award scholarships to students who are blind or low vision, supporting them in pursuit of higher education. Recognizing the growing demand for people with skills in advanced technologies – and how viable those fields are for people who are blind or low vision – APH’s 2022 scholarships focus on aspects of … Continued

When Blindness Isn’t the Only Barrier in Dog Guide Training

Editor’s note: Alexis Read shares her journey to finding a dog guide school that tailored training and tools to her specific abilities as a woman with low vision and additional disabilities. When Blindness Isn’t the Only Barrier in Dog Guide Training  I was born with a visual impairment and other disabilities that affected me physically … Continued

Update Your Resume: The Right Way to Archive Career History

Editor’s note: September is Update Your Resume Month! In recognition, APH CareerConnect updated Steve Cardenas’ popular blog post on how to archive your career history as an individual who is blind or low vision, simplifying the process of updating and customizing your resume. Update Your Resume: The Right Way to Archive Career History A friend … Continued

10 Resources for Transitioning from High School to College or Work

Editor’s note: The following blog post has been updated as of August 2022. 10 Resources for Transitioning from High School to College or Work How are you feeling about your upcoming transition from high school? Can college or a career “not come soon enough” or are you hoping time will slow down because you appreciate … Continued

Job Search Tips to Empower Individuals Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s Note: The upcoming 154th APH Annual Meeting will celebrate successful new products, services, processes, and initiatives. It will also be an opportunity to enjoy related meetings, network with new colleagues, and connect with old friends. This year’s Annual Meeting is hosted October 5-7th, 2022, and you’re invited! Its theme is emPOWERed, and we celebrate … Continued