Where the Blind Work

Celebrate the work and accomplishments of blind people by listening to a panel of successfully employed professionals discuss career success and more.

Hear what a typical day looks like, discover elements that prepare for career success, learn alternative techniques, advocate for accommodations on the job, and more. We are breaking down misconceptions and raising expectations on employment.A blind man types on a computer

Upcoming Webinars 

Where the Blind Work: STEM

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). Our panelists include:

  • David Hertweck, Senior Principal Engineer, Bausch & Lomb, Missouri
  • Jenn Han, Nursing Graduate BSN c/o 2024, Cal State University Northridge, California 
  • Kevin Sisco, Self-employed software developer, New Jersey

Registration is closed.

Previous Webinars

If you missed a Where the Blind Work Webinar, you can watch the YouTube videos and read the transcripts below.

Where the Blind Work: Government Professionals

The January 2024 Where the Blind Work Webinar featured blind individuals who hold positions within the Federal government. Our panelists included:

  • Tracey Hall Hennigan, Braille Technician, Social Security Administration, Maryland
  • Ronza Othman, Director, EEO Compliance, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland
  • Christopher Kuczynski, General Counsel, U.S. Access Board, Washington, D.C.

Where The Blind Work: Government Professionals Transcript

Where the Blind Work: Entrepreneurship

The April 2024 Where the Blind Work Webinar featured blind entrepreneurs.  Our panelists included:

  • Shelby Ball, BEP Owner and Operator, Georgia
  • J.J. Meddaugh, Owner and Operator of AT Guys
  • Michigan William Ruffin, BEP Owner and Operator, Maryland

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].