Head shot of Ian Murray
Posted by Ian Murray | 10/23/2018 | Employment, General, Stories
"We’ll find out..." It was a phrase said to me repeatedly by two of my greatest mentors, Fred Sanders and Jim Platt. Almost fifty years later, that phrase seems to pop out of my own mouth with increasing regularity. Read more A Photographer's Insights on Vision Loss...
Jonathan Franks stands in a hallway wearing a suit and tie.
Posted by Jonathan Franks | 08/30/2018 | Employment, Stories
If we were to ask a random sample of our sighted friends if a blind person could work at a children’s museum, the majority of those individuals might say no. Well, my friends, I am here to erase that misconception. My name is Jonathan Franks and I work at an interactive children’s museum called the Thinkery in Austin, Texas that is focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Read more My Job at a Children’s Museum...
A woman plays the clarinet while sitting in front of a sign that says "The University of Dayton."
Posted by Kaiti Shelton | 07/26/2018 | Education, Employment
Music therapy, like blindness, is very misunderstood. As a blind student in a field in which disabled people are just starting to become the helpers rather than solely the recipients of help, I've needed to find my own solutions to many complicated problems. Read more Finding a Career in Music Therapy...
Posted by Bobbi Pompey | 06/05/2017 | Employment, General
With the unemployment rate for the blind hovering around 70 percent, the National Federation of the Blind Employment Committee is dedicated to providing resources and information to help the blind become gainfully employed. Read more Be the STAR of Your Story: Using Your Past Experiences to Excel in Interviews...