by Daniel Parker, RDPFS Intern
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) Connect Center and NSITE have released an “on-demand Job Seeker’s Toolkit for career-ready blind and low-vision individuals.” The toolkit, a free, accessible, self-paced online course, consists of five hour-long sessions designed to train students and job-seekers on various parts of the hiring process. The sessions include: self-awareness, career exploration tools and resources, the preliminary employment process, the interview, and maintaining employment. Through this resource, APH and NSITE seek to “help bring employment resources to a habitually underserved demographic in the way that works best for them.” APH ConnectCenter Director Olaya Landa-Vialard stated: “We have an entire resource library of tools for blind and low vision adults including bringing the Job Seeker’s Toolkit to those who are seeking jobs today. Working with NSITE’s team, APH CareerConnect is able to best engage and bring the Job Seeker’s Toolkit to a larger audience and in a format for today’s learning style, whenever and wherever the candidate is in their job search.” NSITE Executive Director Jonathan Lucus added: “NSITE offers workforce training and development programs and a NSITE Connect job board specifically for blind and low vision individuals. By collaborating with APH’s team …, we can ensure that talented people with blindness or low vision, have equal access to jobs in today’s competitive work environment.” You can find out more about the toolkit in the press release: APH ConnectCenter and NSITE Deliver Resources and Access to Job Opportunities to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce for Job Seekers.