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Employment Insights: Helping you Navigate Rehabilitation and Transition to Careers

The NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision is committed to enhancing employment outcomes for people with vision loss. Whether navigating the vocational rehabilitation process, beginning to consider careers, or seeking to gain or maintain employment, our webinars and podcasts are designed to help individuals with blindness or low vision along their employment journeys. We aim to provide stimulating podcasts and interactive and informative webinars that include knowledgeable guests.

Archived Webinars

Title: Linking Up with LinkedIn to Increase Employment Opportunities

With 830 million subscribers, LinkedIn has been a valuable tool for building one’s professional network and increasing employment options. This tool can be especially helpful for people with vision loss who can benefit from additional chances to showcase their strengths and skills. In this webinar, the NRTC partnered with NSITE to discuss how people with vision loss can increase employment opportunities by linking up with LinkedIn.


Linking Up with LinkedIn Resource Sheet

Setting up a LinkedIn Profile - Video

Title: Who Needs to Know?: When and How to Disclose Vision Impairment

Job seekers and employees with vision loss need to consider if and when to disclose their disability to their employer. What is the best time or way to go about disclosing? How can individuals prepare themselves for disclosure? Is it necessary to disclose? During this session, the benefits and implications of the disclosure were explored and discussed. Panelists with different levels of vision loss will shared their disclosure strategies and experiences.

Advice for Disclosing Your Vision Impairment 

Title: Navigating the VR System: Services are Better When We Work Together

For people with blindness or low vision who are receiving VR services or are considering applying, it is important to understand how the process works. In this webinar, the role of the rehabilitation team was discussed with a primary focus on the consumer and rehabilitation counselor relationship. This webinar included a panel of past VR consumers who are gainfully employed and practicing VR counselors.