Useful Links for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Low Vision

APH ConnectCenter Partners

  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) CNIB is a Canadian national organization that offers resources specific to vision health, vision loss, consumer products, research, accessibility, library, and services for persons with vision loss.
  • HireDS.com HireDS aims to promote inclusion into the mainstream employment world by recruiting individuals with disabilities and offering corporate planning and training for workplaces desiring to hire the best and brightest who happen to have disabilities.
  • NSITE NSITE provides career training and certification programs, professional development opportunities, and job search tools such as a job board for individuals who are blind or low vision.

U.S. Federal Government Employment Resources

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy Find out how the U.S. government encourages employers to hire persons with disabilities and learn about related policies.
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) The OPM oversees the hiring policies for federal government agencies. It also offers a webpage on federal government hiring practices for persons with disabilities. This is an essential read for persons seeking employment in the federal government.
  • USAJOBS.com USAJOBS.com is the official website where persons can access and apply for U.S. federal government jobs.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) The EEOC watch guards unfair labor practices. This office has specialists who deal with labor issues and act as a resource for applicants and employees who have been discriminated against during employment.
  • Department of Defense Shared List The DoD Shared List is a user-friendly database where qualified job seekers with disabilities eligible for employment under the Schedule A Hiring Authority can post their resume and credentials to be considered for priority employment with the Federal Government.

Canadian Employment Resources

Photo of a man wearing glasses, sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
Photo of a man wearing glasses, sitting at a desk and working at a computer.

Employment Search

  • American Council of the Blind’s Job Listings A job listing organized by type of employer.
  • CareerJet An employment search engine that allows you to access thousands of jobs published on websites from around the world.
  • Careeronestop Hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor, this website allows you to search job banks in every state nationwide and investigate Fastest-Growing Industries, Industries with the Largest Employment, and Industries with Declining Employment.
  • CareerSite Thousands of new jobs are posted daily, a convenient source for career information that includes automatic matching of jobs against resume.
  • The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) This site can connect you with local employment service providers who can help you with your job search; network providers include colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, state and private vocational and rehabilitation agencies, Career One-Stop Centers, professional associations, and veterans service organizations.
  • Equal Opportunity Publications Provides a resume database where, upon submission, your resume is sent free to major participating corporations and government agencies actively recruiting people with disabilities.
  • Indeed A simple tool for searching job postings, newspapers, associations, and company career pages.
  • Jobmanji Jobmanji is a fast and accessible job search engine. All job postings give details of the employer, a complete job description, a location, and a salary/wage.
  • Monster Specific support for people with disabilities is lacking, but it is one of the original and largest job banks available.

For Younger Job Seekers

  • BLS Career Information for Young People Are you interested in math, reading, science, music & art, building & fixing things? Check here to see how to get a job doing things you enjoy. It also includes a Teacher’s Guide and an A-Z list of careers.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program A recruitment and referral program connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Other Important Resources

  • Able-Disabled Advocacy An organization that provides employment and training services to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
  • Art Beyond Sight An organization which supports access and inclusion to arts and culture, recreation, sports, and entertainment for people with any physical or cognitive disability or mental health condition.
  • Bender Consulting Services An enterprise which provides disability employment expertise in recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility.
  • Career Builder One of America’s most popular job search sites.
  • Disability.Gov A comprehensive listing of disability-related Federal government resources.
  • DisabledPerson.Com This nonprofit site connects disabled individuals with employers who are proactive in hiring them through the “recruitABILITY” job matching system.
  • Exceptional Nurse A nonprofit resource for nurses with disabilities.
  • HirePotential A national consulting and employment firm that works with corporations committed to diversity by helping them create a universally accessible work environment.
  • Job Accommodation Network A free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
  • JobHuntersBible.com A supplement to Richard N. Bolles’ book, the 2002 edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, available to people who are blind or low vision through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and Learning Ally in alternative formats.
  • We Connect Now For people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
  • The Work Site Information from the Social Security Administration on vocational rehabilitation, employment services, or other work-related matters.
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