What is CareerConnect (R)?
available to people who are blind or visually impaired and their family members, teachers, counselors, rehabilitation professionals, and employers.
What is CareerConnect®?
The American Foundation for the Blind's CareerConnect is a database of information based on interviews with over 1,000 blind or visually impaired people about their jobs and the technology they use.
How can you use CareerConnect?
If you are blind or visually impaired you can:
- speak directly with someone in your profession or in the field you are preparing to enter
- find a successfully employed blind or visually impaired person who is willing to discuss your career plans and serve as a mentor as you think about your future
- talk with someone who is using the assistive technology you are interested in purchasing or who can answer technical questions about the product
If you are an employer you can:
- speak to a blind or visually impaired person about how he or she functions on the job
- learn about a wide range of jobs held by blind or visually impaired people
If you are a parent you can:
- find a visually impaired role model for your child
- learn of vocational possibilities for your child
If you are a teacher, counselor, or rehabilitation professional you can:
- get information about career options and nontraditional job possibilities
- organize career workshops to put students/consumers in touch with successfully employed blind or visually impaired people
Who is listed in CareerConnect?
The CareerConnect lists blind or visually impaired people who work in a variety of careers. Among them:
computer analyst and programmer
elementary and high school teacher
food service worker
radio and television personality
real estate professional
web site designer
How to reach CareerConnect®
949 Third Avenue, Suite 200
Huntington, WV 25701
If you are interested in:
- receiving a list of jobs held by CareerConnect® members
- speaking with a member of CareerConnect® who is employed in a particular field
- becoming a member of CareerConnect®
- organizing a career workshop for students/consumers/rehabilitation professionals
Please complete the Interest Form.
The American Foundation for the Blind -- the organization to which Helen Keller devoted over 40 years of her life - is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to achieve equality of access and opportunity.
AFB CareerConnect is part of AFB's National Technology Program, which focuses on evaluating and reporting on assistive technology, advocating for access to information technology, and expanding information about the uses of technology in the successful employment of blind or visually impaired people.
Follow this link to access the AFB CareerConnect questionnaire.
The brochure from which this was taken was generously underwritten by the E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind