Hi all, This looks very good. As a supplement to it, I thought I'd mention the free, AFB Career Connect program at: http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=7 This has a wide array of resources, including a "resume genie" and a database of blind individuals who have registered to be mentors for anyone considering a given career. so, you can find out from someone in your perspective career area what it's like for a blind person working in that career area. I'm not really familiar with all of the program's options, but I believe it has an extensive set of articles to help blind people find employment. I've registered as a career mentor, and the AFB always needs more volunteers so they can represent all the possible professions; please consider signing up as a career connect volunteer; you only have to answer questions from others considering a career in the same field. hth, Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) > -----Original Message----- > From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lighthouse of > the Big Bend > Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:59 AM > To: tabi > Subject: [tabi] FW: College Student Online Employment > Preparation Program > > From: B.J. LeJeune [mailto:BJLejeune@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] > > New Opportunity for Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired: An > Online Employment Preparation Program > > Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, Mississippi > State University > > Are you interested in finding a job? Are you a senior or recent > graduate from high school OR a senior or recent graduate from college? > If you answer yes to both of these questions, we have a program for > you that is being offered online, and it's free! We know that youth > who are blind or visually impaired often have difficulty finding > employment, and we want to help by providing a program that > specifically focuses on identifying the right job for you and the > steps to take to find that job. The program will last 8 weeks, > beginning in the Fall of 2009 or the Winter of 2010, and it will cover > the following topics: > > * Self-assessment & discovery > > * Interest & career exploration > > * Job search skills training > > * Employment issues specific to blindness > > * How to locate specific job openings & apply for jobs > > > This program will take place online, so you can be located anywhere in > the U.S. and participate. You can participate from home, school, or > anywhere you have internet access. We can also help you obtain > internet access in order to participate if this is a problem for you. > Although this is an online program, it will involve interaction with > others and will require completion of assignments. Two programs will > be offered: one for seniors or recent graduates from high school, and > one for seniors or recent graduates from college. > > > Specific requirements for participation include: > > Legal blindness or more severe visual impairment > Blindness as the primary disability, without additional significant > disabilities > Senior in high school (or recent graduate) who does not plan to attend > college, OR Senior in college (or recent graduate), under the age of > 25, who expects to seek (or is seeking) employment after graduation > Basic computer literacy and knowledge of accessibility > software/hardware that would allow participation in an intervention > provided on the Internet > > If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating in > one of these free programs, or have questions, you may check out our > website at www2.blind.msstate.edu, or contact Lynda Goleman: > 1-800-675-7782 or lgoleman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Check out the TABI resource web page at > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI > > to unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of > the word unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the > freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the > address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word > "unsubscribe" in the subject. > Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI to unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of the word unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.