Career education for students with visual impairments needs to begin as early as possible and include self-awareness and career exploration activities, job seeking skills instruction, information about job keeping, and encourage opportunities for gaining work experience.
Teaching skills in the area of career education can provide students with visual impairments of all ages with the opportunity to learn first-hand the work done by members of the home and community. The students need to gain an understanding of the many jobs that are available from the bank teller, to the gardener, to the social worker, to the artist, and much much more. The student who is blind or visually impaired should have the opportunity to explore a wide range of careers in a systematic, well-planned manner as they will not be able to casually observe these jobs as their sighted peers can.
Career education for students with visual impairments needs to begin as early as possible and include self-awareness and career exploration activities, job seeking skills instruction, information about job keeping, and encourage opportunities for gaining work experience. Students need to know where to look for a job, volunteer work, explain parents jobs, talk to a variety of adults about their specific jobs, accompany adults during their workday. Learn more on the career and vocational page.
Career education for students with visual impairments needs to begin as early as possible and include self-awareness and career exploration activities, job seeking skills instruction, information about job keeping, and encourage opportunities for gaining work experience. This page lists skills and activities to prepare a student for college.
If you are a resident of the United States, there are some financial assistance programs available to persons with disabilities including those with visual impairments and their families. This page lists financial resources available in the United States.
Additional Career Resources...
Career Connect is an employment information resource developed by the American Foundation for the Blind for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired. Provides employment information, career exploration tools, and extensive job-seeking guidance for students and adults with vision loss and the professionals who work with them.
LiveCareer is a career website that not only helps persons find jobs but offers a free career resource center. They feature hundreds of professional cover letters to assist persons in making cover letter writing easier and less stressful. Cover letters are job title and industry-specific so students can obtain relevant guidance.
O*NET Online, from the Department of Labor Occupational Information Services, provides tools for career exploration and job analysis. Tools include Ability Profiler, Interest Profiler, Computerized Interest Profiler, Work Importance Locator, and Work Importance Profiler.
Project Aspiro is a comprehensive career planning and employment resource for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. The web resource includes career planning advice, information about education, profiles of people enjoying meaningful careers, and much more.
YouthRules! is an initiative of the United States Department of Labor to promote positive work experiences for teens by distributing information about young workers to youth, parents, employers, and educators.
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
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