by Lori Scharff
Five years ago, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) took over CareerConnect, FamilyConnect, and VisionAware from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).
What has become of all these fantastic informational services? You can now find them all under one roof at www.aphconnectcenter.org. We now have one website with all of our resources in one place.
With October being Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will focus on the employment offerings. But, feel free to look at our website for lots of blogs, upcoming webinars, and outstanding YouTube offerings on all aspects of blindness and low vision.
Within the Careers and Employment section, you will find our information for the career curious of all ages. Career Conversations is a webinar which is then put onto our Careers YouTube channel. We interview people who are blind or low vision about their career and what it has taken for them to get to where they are in the world of work.
Employment Connections is a new quarterly webinar focusing on a topic related to employment. Our inaugural event focused on disclosing a disability during employment.
Our website also contains a wide variety of blogs on topics related to employment as a person who is blind or has low vision.
For individuals just starting out in the world of work, in partnership with NSITE, we offer the Job Seekers Toolkit. This is a free 5-lesson self-paced course. Materials include information about self-advocacy, developing a network, your resume and the interview, as well as how to keep the job once you have it.
Feel free to check out what we have to offer. If you are interested in being interviewed for Career Conversations, please email [email protected].
Job Seekers Toolkit