Transitions: National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Denna Lambert’s 19 Years at NASA

FC Editor’s note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Let’s meet Denna Lambert, blind since birth, who has worked for NASA for nineteen years and counting. National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Denna Lambert’s 19 Years at NASA Denna Lambert started her career at NASA 19 years ago, and it all began with her taking … Continued

Transitions: Celebrating the Diversity of Hispanic Heritage with Albinism

Kayla Ludlow loves being a Latina. She’s proud of her Hispanic heritage – her father is from Ecuador – and even though her parents split up when Kayla was young, her American-born mother made sure to teach Kayla about her heritage, including encouraging her to learn Spanish and take Latin dance classes. But people don’t … Continued

What’s It Like to Get a Dog Guide? One Young Woman Shares Her Story

A guide dog is more than man’s – or woman’s – best friend. For people who are blind or low vision, a guide dog is a loyal companion that makes navigating the world easier. Emily Nelson, a 17-year-old high school senior from Indiana, can’t wait to get her dog guide. She’s doing her best to … Continued

Parents teaching children to be their own advocate is the lesson of a lifetime

It’s not unusual for parents to advocate for their children, even if they’re not blind or visually impaired. But Wendy Hardman and her husband, John, like many parents, did something even more valuable for their son, Cole: They taught him to advocate for himself from the start. (See related story on CareerConnect, Parents teaching children to … Continued

Transitions: Meet Khadija Bari: A Career Placement Expert

Editor’s note: After a summer break, it’s time to re-commence APH CareerConversations–a platform for learning about the career journeys of individuals who are blind or low vision. The first session of the season will be Thursday, September 1 at 6 PM Eastern when we will interview Khadija Bari, a career placement expert who is blind. … Continued

InfantSEE Offers No-Cost Vision Assessments for Babies

Most children get a basic vision screening in elementary school. But the founders of InfantSEE® realized that’s just not early enough, or thorough enough, to identify some eye conditions that can impact a child’s development and learning ability. Glen Steele, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO, an optometrist based in Tennessee, co-founded InfantSEE with the late W. David … Continued

Transitions: U.S. Navy Veteran Loses Vision Yet Keeps His Career on Course  

Editor’s note: The end of July marks three related days of commemoration: Hire a Veteran Day is July 25, and both National Disability Independence Day and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are July 26. Read Captain Benjamin Keeley’s story to learn about his career journey after retiring from the U.S. Navy … Continued

Transitions: Celebrating Helen Keller: Her life, her achievements, and her indelible influence 

Editor’s note: Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness Week 2022 is June 26- July 2. Parents, family members, and caregivers of children who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind, let’s take the opportunity to look back at Helen Keller’s life and advocacy work in effort to continue carrying the mantle of empowering individuals who are blind, low … Continued

Transitions: Hearts for Sight: A Nonprofit Inspired by One Man’s Quest for Self-Improvement

FC Editor’s Note: Joseph Burton, co-founder and president of Hearts for Sight (HFS) Foundation, created the supportive environment he longed for as a young man. HFS provides health, wellness, and therapy for adults and youth who are blind or low vision.  _________________________  Joseph Burton knows what a significant difference it can make in someone’s life … Continued