Job Hunting as a Person with Vision and Hearing Loss

Editor’s note: This is the second of our posts about National Disability Employment Awareness month (NDEAM), held each October. Be sure to read our first post Attaining Vocational Trainer Certification as a Blind Person – VisionAware  by peer Maribel Steel.       I had been looking for a secondary job for a year, mostly in the educational field—teaching English online or tutoring. I have a career background … Continued

Attaining Vocational Trainer Certification as a Blind Person

Editor’s note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness month (NDEAM). According to the Department of Labor,  “The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of …workers with disabilities.” In the spirit of this month and what it means to people with disabilities, Maribel Steel, who has retinitis pigmentosa, shares her journey in … Continued

The APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub Launch

August is an exciting time here at the APH ConnectCenter as we announce the new look of our rebranded websites (FamilyConnect, APH CareerConnect, and VisionAware) and the launch of the brand-new website: APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub.  Our new look is dynamic, high contrast with our websites still offering a wealth of curated resources on all aspects of living, learning, and working with vision loss. You will have the ability … Continued

Sometimes Ya Just Never Know, Do You?–Introducing Sharon Hughey to the APH ConnectCenter Team

In the APH ConnectCenter we field all types of calls and questions.  They range from “how do I learn to cope with my blindness?”; to “what type of technology might work best to help me?”; to “how do I maintain my independence?”; to questions about careers and employment. When the phone rings, I’m reminded of a popular quote from the movie Forrest Gump. “…life is like … Continued

Cardelia Cunningham: She Keeps on Overcoming

Editor’s note: In honor of Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week, we are publishing an article about Cardelia Cunningham, VRT, retired, and former employee of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. Ms. Cunningham epitomizes what the vision rehabilitation therapist is all about as a dedicated, hard-working individual who fulfilled her goals despite many adversities and who … Continued

Equipment and Devices I Use for Low Vision

Editor’s note: This is the third post in Lynda Lambert’s series for Low Vision Awareness Month. In this post, she discusses the assistive devices she finds most useful. Missed a post? Catch up on part one and part two of the series. Technology I Use Every Day By Lynda Lambert Not all technology has to … Continued

The Holy Grail of Braille

"Holy Braille" is a term coined by the University of Michigan’s School of Information for a project directed by Sile O’Modhrain, Associate Professor, to create a tablet of braille cells that will more closely emulate a page of embossed braille on paper. Part of the effort of this team is to transform the mechanism that … Continued

Reflections on Colored Canes

I had the pleasure of interviewing James Boehm, a young entrepreneur who has his own custom cane business entitled "Kustom Cane." This personal story is the third in a series of articles on colored canes. Part 1, "The Impact of New Colors on the Long Mobility Cane" gave a brief historical evolution of the white … Continued

Easy Ways to Become a Guest Blogger with Low Vision

Do you often think about sharing your experience of vision loss but lack the resources to blog your own post? Perhaps you have a passion in other areas of your life you know would help others if they only knew what you knew, but coding a web post is not your forte? No problem—consider becoming … Continued