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.