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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Our Stories: People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Succeeding at Work and Life

Blessing Offor wearing dark glasses sitting on a piano bench in front of a piano looking at the camera

Meet Blessing Offor

Singer, songwriter, and musician Blessing Offor has the courage it takes to step into the spotlight as a visually impaired performing artist. Best known as a contestant on season seven of NBC's The Voice, Blessing's stunning sound and persistence is calling our attention to his growing career.

Blessing was born with congenital glaucoma, which affected the vision in his left eye. In pursuit of better medical and educational opportunities, Blessing and his family moved from Nigeria to the United States when he was 5-years-old. A few years later, Blessing was in an accident and lost vision in his right eye. Today, he is legally blind, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his career goals.

Get to know Blessing Offor by reading more of his story!

There are many other first-hand accounts from CareerConnect mentors of working as an employee who is blind or has low vision, special articles from CareerConnect mentees about what they gained through their connections with mentors, articles about mentors in various occupations who have been spotlighted by the media, and more!

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