Letting Go of Misconceptions about Blindness to Develop Enriching, Inclusive, and Competitive Employment Opportunities June 22, 2023 at 8:00 am

Bridging the gap between talented, capable blind job seekers and employers seeking a dynamic workforce. Preparing students to thrive in a competitive fully integrated work environment through non-visual skills training and confidence building. Taking the fear out of hiring blind employees through proven practical solutions and relationship building. Educating the community on the value and contributions that employees have when they are esteemed for what they can accomplish rather than what they can see.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Separating Fact from Fiction. The actual cost of not hiring blind people.
2. Supporting a self-determined career path that embraces unlimited possibilities. Job selection based on skills, aptitude, and interests.
3. Creating positive relationships with employers. Adding value to a team and professional network through a fully integrated workplace.

Speaker(s)

Laister
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