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The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is pleased to offer the following useful toolkit for human resource professionals and hiring managers. Steps for Success: Hiring, Onboarding, and Retaining People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision provides key best insight, practices, and guidance to assure barriers to opportunity don’t stand in the way of people who are blind or have low vision.

The toolkit was developed following AFB’s Workplace Technology Survey, published in November 2021. The study provides insights on common barriers to inclusion in the workplace and the most promising ways to reduce those barriers throughout the employment experience for workers who are blind or have low vision.

Divided into downloadable chapters, the toolkit assists HR professionals and hiring managers throughout the various stages of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retaining employees. For more information on this toolkit or other projects relating to employment of people who are blind or have low vision, email:

Downloadable Chapters

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Application, Assessment, and Interviewing

Onboarding and Completing Paperwork

Supporting & Retaining Talent


Steps for Success Videos

For a quick run-through of each of the core areas addressed in the toolkit, we have prepared a series of video shorts to help break down the key takeaways. Check out the Steps for Success full video playlist.

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