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Useful Links for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

AFB CareerConnect Partners

  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
    CNIB is a Canadian national organization that offers resources specific to vision health, vision loss, consumer products, research, accessibility, library, and services for persons with vision loss.
  • GettingHired.com
    GettingHired offers job listings, tools, forums, employment advice, great articles, and resources for job seekers with disabilities.
  • National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
    NIB is a great employment resource; the NIB is a collective of organizations that offer employment, employment training, and other services to persons who are blind or visually impaired. They offer employment training at various ability and skill levels. Check them out today!

U.S. Federal Government Employment Resources

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
    Find out how the U.S. government is encouraging employers to hire persons with disabilities, and about related policies.
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
    The OPM oversees the hiring policies for federal government agencies. It also offers a webpage on federal government hiring practices specific to persons with disabilities. This is an essential read for persons looking for employment in the federal government.
  • USAJOBS.com
    The official website where persons can access and apply for U.S. federal government job.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    This commission watchguards unfair labor practices. This office has specialists who deal with labor issues and act as a resource for applicants and employees who have been discriminated against during the employment process.

Canadian Employment Resources

Employment Search

  • American Foundation for the Blind's Job Listings
    Job openings posted on AFB's community bulletin board
  • American Council of the Blind's Job Listings
    Job listings organized by type of employer
  • CareerJet
    An employment search engine that allows you to access thousands of jobs published on web sites from around the world
  • Careeronestop
    Hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor, this web site allows you to search job banks in every state nationwide
  • CareerSite
    Thousands of new jobs posted daily, a convenient source for career information that includes automatic matching of jobs against resume
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    Features thousands of current job listings for people in academic institutions
  • The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN)
    This site can connect you with local employment service providers who can help you with your job search; network providers include colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, state and private vocational and rehabilitation agencies, Career One-Stop Centers, professional associations, and Veterans service organizations
  • Employment Solutions
    A division of Hire Disability Solutions LLC, ES provides comprehensive career services to facilitate employment for people with disabilities and veterans; supports job-seekers throughout the hiring process
  • Equal Opportunity Publications
    Provides a resume database where, upon submission, your resume is sent free to major participating corporations and government agencies that are actively recruiting people with disabilities
  • eSight™ Careers Network
    Get job alerts for new postings of current Job Listings
  • HotJobs
    A well-known, but non-disability-specific job search site, where you can search through various job categories or locations
  • Indeed
    Very simple to use, search new jobs posted within the last 7 days on job sites, newspapers, associations, and company career pages
  • Jobmanji
    Very fast and accessible job search engine. All job postings give details of the employer, a full job description, a location and a salary/wage
  • Job Search USA
    Connects employers and job seekers, provides job search tools, allows browsing of jobs by career, industry, company, etc.
  • Monster
    Specific support for people with disabilities is lacking, but it is one of the original and biggest job banks available
  • NIB CareersWithVision
    An employment resource created in collaboration with AFB CareerConnect® for people who are blind or visually impaired and interested in employment with the National Industries for the Blind
  • The Simple Dollar
    A 6-step guide to landing your next job.

For Younger Job Seekers

  • BLS Career Information for Young People
    So what do you like? Math, reading, science, music & art, building & fixing things? Check here to see how to get a job doing things you like. Also includes a Teacher's Guide and an A-Z list of careers.
  • National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability/Youth
    A source of programs and resources for employment and youth with disabilities that foster employment and good work experiences
  • Workforce Recruitment Program
    A recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
  • YouthRules!
    Use this site to help provide early work experiences that can be rewarding for young workers, even those under the age of 13. You can also provide great opportunities for teens to learn important work skills and promote positive and safe work experiences that help prepare young workers to enter the 21st century workforce.

Other Important Resources

  • Able to Work
    A consortium of business leaders focused on facilitating a fundamental shift in attitudes and awareness about the abilities of people with disabilities
  • Art Beyond Sight
    Art Education for the Blind is dedicated to creating opportunities for employment and access in museums and arts agencies as one way towards making a lasting change in the arts and museums for people with vision loss.
  • Bender Consulting Services
    Information technology consulting service that specializes in placing people with disabilities in computer programming or network engineering positions
  • CAP
    Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense (DoD) and throughout the Federal government
  • Career Builder
    One of America's most popular job search sites
  • DisabilityInfo.Gov
    A comprehensive listing of disability-related Federal government resources
  • DisabledPerson.Com
    This nonprofit site connects disabled individuals with employers who are proactive in hiring them, through the "recruitABILITY" job matching system
  • eSight™ Careers Network
    A bridge connecting business leaders to talent in the disability community
  • Exceptional Nurse
    A nonprofit resource for nurses with disabilities
  • Hadley School for the Blind
    Offers tuition-free distance education courses in academic and vocationally relevant content areas, including a job-seeking skills course, Principles of Job Acquisition
  • HirePotential
    A national consulting and employment firm that works with corporations committed to diversity by helping them create a universally accessible work environment
  • Job Accommodation Network
    A free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities
  • JobHuntersBible.com
    A supplement to Richard N. Bolles' book, the 2002 edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, which is available to people who are blind or visually impaired through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic in alternative formats.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
    Find out how the U.S. government is encouraging employers to hire persons with disabilities, and about policies that relate
  • We Connect Now
    For people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues
  • The Work Site
    Information from the Social Security Administration on vocational rehabilitation, employment services, or other work-related matters

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