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Career Corner:

Survey on Accessibility in the Workplace Seeks Input

“Whether you’re currently working, or looking for your next opportunity, researchers from the School of Optometry at the Université de Montreal in collaboration with the CNIB Foundation want to hear from you!” Individuals who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision are invited to share experiences with accessibility in the workplace via an online research survey from these two organizations.  Those responding need to have been employed within the past ten years, be at least 18 years old, and have a vision impairment. This survey takes up to 30 minutes to complete. Participants will have a chance to enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. The deadline for completing the survey is September 30, 2022. For more information and a survey link, visit the Paths to Literacy webpage on Accessibility in the Workplace: A Research Survey.

Scholarships Available for Job Candidates to Take Career-Building Courses

The availability of Google Certificates scholarships “that allow job candidates the opportunity to take career-building courses at no cost” has been announced by NSITE, a nonprofit organization that provides employment services for job seekers who are blind or have low vision. A wide range of Google Certificates are offered. These include professional specialties such as IT Support for entry level positions; IT Automation with Python, covering Python, Git, and IT automation; Data Analytics to use data to “drive informed decision-making;” Project Management; and more. These scholarships are available to those who have signed up for NSITE Connect, NSITE’s job board matches individuals who are blind or have low vision with employers who are seeking to hire for positions from entry to senior levels. To learn more, read the press release entitled NSITE Connect Now Offers Google Certificates for Blind and Low Vision Job Talent. To find out about NSITE’s job board and how to access, check out NSITE Connect.