Workplace Resources for the Blind
The month of October is Blindness Awareness Month. Among working-age blind adults, approximately 70 percent remain unemployed. One leading barrier is that 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. The following links are workplace resources for employing and accommodating individuals with this disability.
NTAC-BVI Resource Link: This link from the National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI), an outreach arm of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC), at Mississippi State University includes tools and resources to help enhance employment outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through dissemination of research and training tools for both the individual with blindness and employer. This site includes an “Ask The Experts Tab” to further support employers, service providers, and individuals with vision loss.