Leveraging Your Disability to Find a Job: How to Make Your Blindness or Low Vision a Strength When Job Seeking

Individuals who are blind or have low vision often face many barriers related to employment. In recent years, several organizations that provide services to job seekers and employers have formed that not only work to address barriers to employment but also provide an employment advantage for blind and low-vision individuals. 

Hear from Jonathan Lucus with NSITE, Ross Barchacky with Inclusively, and Kristin Smedley, author of Thriving Blind: Stories Real People Succeeding Without Sight. Jonathan and Ross share information about their organizations’ services, and Kristin talks about emphasizing strengths, such as problem-solving skills and adaptability, that you gained from living with a visual impairment. Learn how to leverage your disability and market yourself to potential employers to obtain employment. 


Leveraging Your Disability to Find a Job Resource Sheet