Employment

Confidently pursue the career you want—we share resources and mentors to help you. And we help employers recruit, hire, and train blind talent. 

Welcome to the Center of Employment Opportunity. With opportunities to compete in the workplace in terms of equality, blind people can achieve careers based on their dreams, talents, and abilities. The National Federation of the Blind will provide working age blind people with an opportunity to compete in the workplace on terms of equality. We assist blind people in gaining the skills and confidence necessary to achieve an employment outcome that is commensurate with your talents and abilities. We provide employers with the tools you need to recruit, hire, train, and promote competent blind employees.

Pursue the career you want. Connect and support with more talent.

Upcoming Opportunities

Wednesday, July 3 - 2024 National Convention Career Fair 

Join the National Federation of the Blind on Wednesday, July 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Eastern, for our In-person career fair to find your occupational passion (employees) or add talent to your team (employers). 

National Convention Job-Seeker Registration

National Convention Employer Registration 

Thursday, July 4 - Seeking Success Seminar

Join us on Thursday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Eastern, for an informative journey towards your dream career at our upcoming Seeking Success Seminar during the 2024 National Convention. Discover invaluable insights and strategies to navigate today's competitive job market with confidence. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable information from a variety of presentations and an opportunity to network with fellow job seekers. Be sure to check back for registration details. 

Thursday, July 18 - Where the Blind Work Webinar 

Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., Eastern via Zoom
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) tirelessly advocates for cultural and economic equity in society. We believe that blind people can pursue any career with alternative techniques and access technology.

Join us to hear from a panel of successful blind entrepreneurs who are breaking employment barriers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Be sure to check back for our list of panelists and registration details.

For more information or to watch past webinars, please visit the Where the Blind Work webpage.

Career Resources

Job Seekers: Pursue Your Dreams

The National Federation of the Blind provides working age blind people with an opportunity to compete in the workplace on terms of equality.

Know Your Rights: Self-Advocacy Employment Tool Kit

Your right to employment is important. The National Federation of the Blind encourages you to familiarize yourself with your federal protections and the actions you can take to prevent and resolve access barriers and disability discrimination. Also, you should access the network of blind professionals who are members of the Federation to learn more about individual experiences and receive guidance on employment. Connect with your local affiliate and chapters, or there may be a division with your career interest. Please visit the resources gathered below and let us know of other resources that have been helpful to you.

Career Mentoring: Build Professional Development

We seek connects blind and low-vision students with successful blind role models who help them navigate their path from education to career success.

Hi, My name is Emily, and I recently joined mentor program with NFB, but I’ve already gotten so much out of it. Living in a sighted world as a blind person can feel really isolating sometimes. So knowing that there so many supportive people out there willing to assist you in your journey and independence and getting ready for your career and life itself is very good to know. It prepares you for other things in life.

Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program

The Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program expands our career mentoring program through the development of mentoring triads consisting of blind young adults, blind professionals from the NFB, and sighted professionals from Pearson. This three-sided approach has a positive, exponential impact on all participants through the relationships that are created.

Learn more about the Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program.

Employment Committee: Enhancing Our Opportunities

More details coming soon.

Employer Connections: Recruit More Talent

As America’s membership organization of the blind, the National Federation of the Blind has an extensive community already in place as well as more than eighty years’ worth of knowledge in areas directly related to employment.

The National Federation of the Blind offers several resources for employers.

  • Job Accommodations Network
  • Employer Leadership Network
  • Direct Source
  • Participate in the upcoming career fair
  • Develop and support internships
  • Professional agencies

Learn more about our information for Employers.

More Information about Center of Employment Opportunity

We look forward to continuing to build the Center of Employment Opportunity. If you have questions or feedback, please email [email protected].