Thriving With Changing Vision by Adapting Year After Year

Zelda Gebhard doesn’t identify as a person with low vision, because she’s so much more than that. “I’m a whole person,” she says. “Along with my career, I’m a wife, I’m a mother and a grandmother. I have a full life with interests and hobbies. I’m not that much different than a person who doesn’t … Continued

Career Conversations: One Year of Interviewing Professionals who are Blind or Low Vision

What if I told you there’s a place you can listen to individuals who are blind or low vision share about their current employment and how they prepared for it? There, you can ask your pressing questions—how did they know the career field is what they wanted to pursue; how did they navigate disclosing blindness/ … Continued

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Denna Lambert’s 19 Years at NASA

Denna Lambert CC Editor’s note: In Celebration of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we interviewed Denna Lambert who started her career at NASA right after college – and has continued evolving into new and exciting roles with the agency, including becoming the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) lead for NASA’s Early Stage … Continued

Freedom Scientific Recognizes Students for Educational Achievements

Freedom Scientific does more than create some of the most popular assistive technology available, such as JAWS and ZoomText. The company also sponsors a Student of the Month Program, which recognizes K-12 students in the U.S. who are excelling in their educational endeavors. “We hear about these amazing students doing great things using our products … Continued

Meet Daryl Walker: Three-Time Goalball Paralympian 

Daryl Walker was born with albinism and accompanying low vision. However, throughout his 40 years of life, he hasn’t let low vision slow him down… even the slightest. Daryl is a three-time goalball Paralympian representing Team USA. Goalball, according to the United States Association of Blind Athletes, is the most popular team sport for athletes … Continued

Dr. Heidi Joshi, Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health, Shares Her Career Journey 

Dr. Heidi Joshi is the Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health at John Muir Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Walnut Creek, California. The fast-paced, core faculty position is comprised of managing a team of mental health providers, educating medical residents on patient-centered communication skills and mental health issues, supporting physicians who have patients in mental … Continued

Meet Lucy Greco, Web Accessibility Evangelist with the University of California, Berkeley

Career Conversations is a monthly Zoom interview of an individual who is blind or low vision and gainfully employed. Meet our first guest, Lucy Greco and watch her Career Conversation episode at the bottom of the page.  Lucy Greco, on what shaped her  Lucy, blind since birth, grew up in Canada with her mother and … Continued

Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Lead for Instagram, shares what ignited his passion for accessibility

Editor’s note: APH ConnectCenter invites you to learn from Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Lead for Instagram at the time of the interview. Kiran Kaja has a rare form of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP); while most with RP begin losing their vision in their teenage years, Kiran has been blind since birth. Thankfully, Kiran’s parents understood early on … Continued