In this session, Brian Switzer, author, deafblind athlete and Assistive Tech Instructor for Career Launch @ Perkins hosted an interactive conversation with Matthew Shifrin, podcaster, entrepreneur and founder of Lego for the Blind.
Their wide-ranging discussion covered everything from braille, disability advocacy and allyship in the workplace to some super-creative ideas Matthew has for using Legos to make everyday life easier for people who are blind or visually impaired. (Rock-climbing! Orientation and mobility training! Want to know more? You’ll just have to watch.)
Matthew is a fascinating guy! If you want to learn more about him, watch his TED Talk, “How I helped make LEGO accessible to the blind,” or check out his podcast, Blind Guy Travels.
And if you want to learn more about Career Launch @ Perkins, our innovative job training and career services program for blind and visually impaired adults who are ready to start professional, career-track jobs, get in touch!