Transition to College: Program Activity Guide
Introducing the new Transition to College: Program Activity Guide for students with vision loss who are considering post-secondary education to achieve career goals.
College Degree and Employment Opportunities
How does a college degree impact your working future if you are blind or have low vision? Can post-secondary education increase your earning potential?
How to Archive Your Career History
Resumes should not be a one-stop document for dumping anything and everything career related. It's best to customize your resume to a specific job opportunity.
Learn how archiving your career history can help you quickly build your resume
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Employment Success Stories
Meet John Carty, an IBM mainframe programmer, who emphasizes the importance of having a mentor. Read how John has managed to stay on top of his field for 20 years by following his mentors' advice.
Expanding Employment Possibilities for People with Vision Loss
Welcome to CareerConnect, an employment information resource developed by the American Foundation for the Blind for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired. CareerConnect provides employment information, career exploration tools, and job seeking guidance for individuals with vision loss and the professionals who work with them.
Employment Resources for Job Seekers with Blindness or Low Vision
Register with CareerConnect to Access Online Job Search Tools
CareerConnect provides free access to a variety of fully accessible employment and portfolio-building tools and exercises that will support you in your job search. The employment materials you develop through CareerConnect will be saved to your account. The exercises and interactive features are all friendly to screen readers and screen magnifiers developed for people who are blind or have low vision.
To use these resources, you will need to create an account on CareerConnect. If you are already a registered user or mentor, log in to access your account.
Once registered, you can:
Latest Blog Posts
- How a Passion for Languages Led to an Interpreting Career and International Life
- Walking the Employment Talk
- Finding a Job When You Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Christina Holtzclaw Uses Her Career to Empower People with Disabilities
- Traveling an Unfamiliar Route and Taking a Risk as a Person Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired