Interview Tips for Graduates with Visual Impairments

By Theresa Sweeney-Smith Congratulations, Class of 2014! As a Human Resources Director for 26 years, and a visually impaired member of the workforce, I would like to offer some tips for when you are interviewing for your first job. * You do not have to tell the interviewer over the phone that you have a…

Graduating Toward Success With A Disability

By Dan Sullivan So, graduation time is near. I still remember what it was like. Before you now dawns an entire world of opportunities. Some of these will involve further education, while others will mean looking for a job. Either way, a reality check will begin. And because you are someone with vision loss, the…

Surrendering My License

By Annika Konrad I went to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently to surrender my driver’s license and apply for a state ID. I can’t say this is a day I was looking forward to. This is partly because no one looks forward to going to the DMV, but also partly because I did…

Cane or Dog: What’s Right For You?

By Katherine Schneider, Ph.D. People often ask which is better, a cane or a dog as a mobility aid for a blind person. Having used a cane for 12 years and a guide dog for 40, I can compare and contrast for people. The bottom line is: it all depends on the person. When I…