One of the biggest and most important obstacles that blind people face is meaningful employment. The American Foundation for the Blind recognizes this problem, and has established a CareerConnect page on their website that helps blind people overcome some of the difficulties that they encounter when seeking employment.
Some of the tools that the AFB offers are: Explore Jobs for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Connect with Successfully Employed Mentors with Vision Loss, Develop a Resume or Personal Data Sheet, Prepare for a Job Interview, Disclose a Visual Impairment to a Potential Employer, and Improve Employment Outcomes by Utilizing Career-Related Lesson Plans.
From the AFB
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: