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Career readiness

Having a career can mean the world to a person with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. It’s a source of independence, personal development and connection with others. Learn how, through hands-on training, we help young adults launch their careers.

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Spotlight on Samuel van der Swaagh, Perkins Employment Program alumni

Illustration of a person with a white cane walking beneath symbols of a briefcase, headset, and cash register.

Breaking the job search cycle by prioritizing accessibility

A series of polariods depicting the Perkins Class of 1972, Marie as a student, Marie as an adult on the phone, and Marie with her guide dog.

Perkins alumna Marie Hennessy chooses to give back to her community

Randy Pierce, wearing a shirt and tie, sits on a grassy hill holding the harness of Swirl, a black Lab guide dog

A Community Conversation with Blind Entrepreneur, Adventurer and Philanthropist Randy Pierce

A man wearing headphones and dark glasses types on a laptop in an office

Assistive technology and the modern-day workplace


Building a foundation for employment: keys to a successful internship

Drawing of a laptop on a desk.

Technology goals required for the workplace

Graphic: Mentoring

Science and engineering mentorship program

Cartoon image of a man working at a desk with his guide dog and text, "Working Blind"

Working Blind Series: Interviews

Blind painter John Bramblitt, wearing dark glasses, a vest and necktie, smiles while sitting in front of one his murals.

Self-expression in art and at work: a Community Conversation with blind painter John Bramblitt

Keynote speaker for STEM Career Showcase, Myles DeBastion, holding a guitar standing between arrays of colored lights.

STEAM Career Showcase 2022


Access tech, advocacy, and living with blindness: A conversation with Jonathan Mosen