Disability Mentoring Day 2017: Reasons Why Visually Impaired Job Seekers Benefit from Mentors

Each year, on the third Wednesday in October, we celebrate Disability Mentoring Day. A day to recognize and thank our APH CareerConnect mentors who have dedicated their time and given their advice to encourage job seekers with vision loss. Mentors, you have provided us with guidance, support, and inspiration. You have made us realize that … Continued

Meet John Carty: IBM Mainframe Programmer Who Is Visually Impaired

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we are happy to share another story of an employee with vision loss who is succeeding in the workplace. Today, we are sharing John Carty’s story. John is a computer programmer who has learned to adapt quickly in an ever-changing industry. Read how John has managed … Continued

Perseverance Pays Off: Finding Gainful Employment As a Physical Therapist with Vision Loss

It’s officially National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! A time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. To kick off our favorite month, we are sharing Trina Bassak’s story. Trina is a physical therapist and VisionAware peer advisor who has … Continued

Job Seekers with Vision Loss Should Have No Limits to Employment Opportunities

When searching for a new job, you might wish you had a magical list of all the jobs that people who are blind or visually impaired can do. Wouldn’t that be handy? But, in reality, do we really want to be limited to a specific list of employment opportunities because of a visual impairment? Job … Continued