A career planning and employment resource for people who are blind or partially sighted
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Rhodes Scholar and Diamond
Jubilee Medal winner; Aaron talks about the value of
mentorship and following your dreams.
Diversity and Inclusion
Toronto, ON, Canada
Carla talks about what having a
rewarding career has meant to her and how it has
increased her confidence and independence.
Radio Production Manager
Lindsay, ON, Canada
Ken has been working since he was
15 years old. Learn how his computer skills landed him a
job in radio production.
Chelsea talks about her
professional and educational journey and her current
role as a Research Assistant at CNIB.
Union Awareness Trainer
Oshawa, ON, Canada
Phil talks about how perseverance
and learning new skills enabled him to re-enter the
workforce after losing his vision.
Chris launched his company 26
years ago and has never looked back. Find out the keys
to Chris’s success as a business owner.
High school student
Brantford, ON, Canada
Co-op student and future chef
extraordinaire, Conner, talks about her passion for
cooking and her dreams of becoming a professional chef.
Carrboro, NC, USA
Jamey is self-employed as a
freelance interpreter of Spanish, helping others with everything
from medical appointments to travel planning.
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Alex and his employer, Kristian,
discuss Alex’s work as an apprentice chef at The Taxpayer –
a restaurant in Adelaide, Australia.
Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sokun describes his job and how
he reached this goal, including his education
and the support he received.
In this audio interview, Bridget describes
her job and how she performs it competently with low vision.
Customer Service Assistant
In this audio interview, Danielle talks about her
work and the assistance she received to secure employment.
Global Accessibility Manager
In this audio interview, Hamish discusses the obstacles
he had to overcome to adapt to his sudden vision loss in a car accident
and return to work
Support & Sales Consultant
In this audio interview, Simon tells of how he
immigrated from Papau New Guinea to Australia and found work.
Quezon City, Philippines
In this video interview, Czarina speaks about her
employer and how well she has adapted to life without vision.
Learn about how Jennie-Lyn dealt with her vision
loss and the support she received from Resources for the Blind Inc.,
and the city of Olongapo to succeed.
Marx speaks of how he managed
to deal with a sudden onset of vision loss in the middle of his
life and the success he carved out in the workplace afterwards.
Senior Financial Advisor
In this video, Chamroeun talks about his work
for CaFinCo Limited, a microfinance company and his educational
In this audio interview, Mohamed talks of his work
for Orange Telecommunications where he works with various associations for digitial accessibility.
Gerry has worked 30+ years for a bank in Dublin
and also freelances as an accessibility and usability consultant.
This IS Working
Profiles of people who are blind or partially sighted
who’ve learned to overcome barriers and find success
in their professional and personal lives.
Video by Action for Blind People showcasing a successful
story of employment in the UK and the Access to Work scheme.
Profiles of people who are blind or partially sighted who’ve
learned to overcome barriers and find success in their
professional and personal lives.
Employment Services - Case Studies
Three case studies of individuals who are blind or partially
sighted who’ve carved successful careers paths.
Vision in Enterprise
Information about the EBU’s Vision in Enterprise project, which
focuses on entrepreneurship for visually impaired people. A video,
The Story of Yiota, a self-employed baker in Cypus is included.
Successful at Work
Offers several examples of the rehabilitation and job placement
of people with disabilities including blind and visually impaired
people in Soest, Germany.
These first-hand accounts from CareerConnect mentors are stories
of how the mentors have successfully worked as individuals with
vision impairment. There are also interviews with mentees who
describe what they’ve learned from CareerConnect mentors.
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