Have Yourself a Merry Little Work-Related Celebration As an Employee Who Is Visually Impaired

Congratulations to all of you who have succeeded in taking career education and exploration courses, transition classes and other work-related workshops, tutorials or lessons. Anything like this you’ve done is going to help you do better at finding and succeeding at work. And, another hearty congratulations to all those who have just landed a job … Continued

Make Tonight a “Silent Night” to Catch Up on the Latest Success Stories of Employees with Vision Loss

Whew! This time of the year we are all planning or going to dinners and parties, looking for the perfect gift for someone, cramming for finals and running here, there and everywhere. So much to fit in to our already crowded schedules! While these activities are fun, still it is very tiring mentally and physically. … Continued

Following Up with National Disability Employment Awareness Month; Let Me Tell You a Story

Held each October, and marking its 70th year, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a month long occasion to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. We hope everyone took note of and enjoyed this important occasion. NDEAM and the intense highlighting of the abilities of workers with disabilities may … Continued

Mentoring Enhances Meaningful Outcomes in Career Education and Exploration for Those with Disabilities

This month is a celebration of the community of people with disabilities and the workplace in which they rightly belong. As National Disability Employment Awareness Month moves forward this October we’d like to pay a warm, deserving tribute to the many wonderful mentors in our APH CareerConnect program. It’s deeply satisfying knowing that these hard … Continued

Think Less, Believe More

A word to the wise: Change is inevitable, growth, however, is optional. Isn’t it interesting that a new movie is coming out in a few days with the title “Do You Believe?” It is interesting to me because CareerConnect Mentor, Angela Winfield, has a video that relates to this movie title. Her inspiring video is … Continued

Yes, It’s Only January but Get Ready to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act This July!

This post comes to APH CareerConnect from one of our talented and enthusiastic mentors, Katherine Schneider. Twenty-five years. Not all that long ago, but access has really improved in many ways for the 19% of us who have disabilities because of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is still a work in progress and … Continued

National Mentoring Month: Importance of Mentors for Those Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

APH CareerConnect® applauds a telling survey recently conducted by the National Mentoring Partnership which, according to their report, finds that one in three young people reach adulthood without ever receiving help or support from a mentor. This compelling report, The Mentoring Effect, “is the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of … Continued

Cooking Without Looking Boot Camp for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

You’ve been reading on APH CareerConnect about the Cooking Without Looking TV Show; now you have an opportunity to attend the Cooking Without Looking Boot Camp in conjunction with the Florida International University (FIU) School of Hospitality. This course will be taught by Cooking Without Looking’s blind chef, Don White. This is an FIU course, … Continued

The First Day of APH CareerConnect: 1 Inspiring Series of Our Stories About Successful People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

In continuing our 12 Days of APH CareerConnect countdown with the First Day of APH CareerConnect with a dollop of inspiring stories. Here is a riddle just for you. What one thing comes from the north and the south, has eight eyes (but only six of them work), sixteen extremities, four great minds that work … Continued