Resources for Working

A man tilling a garden."We say with great insistence, that the ordinary blind person can do the ordinary job in the ordinary place of business and do it as well as the ordinary sighted person, and we mean by that, that the extraordinary blind person can do the extraordinary job in the extraordinary place of business and do it as well as any extraordinary sighted person can..."

-- Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind

Unfortunately, many people do not know enough about blindness to give blind people a fair chance in the job market.  Among working-age blind adults 70 percent remain unemployed.  In addition, too many people with low vision are not being taught Braille, a skill which has been found to be correlated with successful employment for the blind.

For Those Seeking Employment:

A blind man works at a computer using a screenreader.For Employers:

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an e-mail to jtblibrary@nfb.org.

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