DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE

New NRTC 4to24 App

A new transition resource, the 4to24 app addresses the low employment rates among young adults with vision impairment. “Youth with blindness or low vision are more likely to attend post-secondary education compared to the general population of youth, yet are still less likely to be employed as young adults…” Factors contributing to these statistics include such factors as job market and employer bias, as well as lack of preparation for employment. The app, developed by the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC), can be used by parents and youth and personalized based on education levels, skills and career goals. The focus: “employment outcomes for youth with blindness or low vision.” Learn more about 4to24’s development and use.