Jacob’s Ladder: Hosting Sports Fans in a Rising Career

Editor’s note: The Braille Monitor, a publication of the National Federation of the Blind, published the following article in June 2023. It is reprinted with permission. Jacob’s Ladder: Hosting Sports Fans in a Rising Career by Jamal Mazrui From the [Braille Monitor] Editor: Thanks to Jamal, we are given an opportunity to see into the … Continued

A Kellogg’s Corporate Team Member with Usher Syndrome Helped Bring Access Technology to Kellogg’s Cereal Boxes

Snap. Crackle. Pop. Certainly, those are sounds that instantly remind us of a beloved cereal. However, until recently, people with blindness or low vision may have had difficulty finding specific cereals on grocery store shelves. But Kellogg Company, the people behind some of the most popular cereals in the world, has come up with a … Continued

Price of Nice: Assumptions, Reality, and Cost-benefit Analysis of ADA Mandates

In his opinion piece for the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Libertarian political commentator and professor Barry Fagin accused the ADA of trying to achieve a public good through private means, unnecessarily (and unconstitutionally) burdening private citizens with the cost of implementation and adherence. A Look at the Cost High cost is a key sticking point … Continued

Self-Awareness Is Essential to Career Success

Editor’s note: Solid self-awareness is the basis for finding a career that complements you and for maintaining employment. The following blog on self-awareness has been updated as of July 2023. If career success is likened to a well-built building, thorough self-awareness is the foundation. In engineering, it should be noted that the taller the architectural … Continued

A Journey on My Own

Editor’s note: Gabby Abeyta, a sixteen-year-old with low vision, reflects on her first overnight journey without her family, an organized college preparation trip. She encourages others with blindness or low vision to take calculated risks to gain independence and meet their goals. It may seem simple to travel overnight on your own; people often do … Continued

Getting LinkedIn as a Person Who Is Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s note: David Ballman shares how to use LinkedIn as a jobseeker or professional who is blind or low vision. The following has been updated as of June 2023. Getting LinkedIn as a Person Who Is Blind or Low Vision In today’s environment, searching for and applying for a job are typically accomplished online. Although … Continued

Bringing Goalball to College

Editor’s note: Goalball, a sport for individuals who are blind or low vision, can be played recreationally and competitively. When I started college, one of the things I was most upset about leaving behind was my goalball team. I had played goalball throughout high school, and it quickly became one of my favorite sports. I … Continued

APH ConnectCenter and Be My Eyes Partner to Provide a Broader Array of Assistance

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you may have contacted APH ConnectCenter’s Information and Referral (I&R) Line seeking answers and advice about living with blindness or low vision. There’s also a decent chance you’re one of the nearly 500,000 blind or low vision people and counting using the Be My Eyes app. The … Continued