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New Blind Workers' Profiles Added to NTAC-BVI

Dr. Supalo, Chemical Education Professor, lecturing in front of a class at Illinois State University

The NRTC’s National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI) website has recently added profiles of several workers who are blind or visually impaired to its Information for Businesses section. Professionals and workers featured on this webpage come from a wide variety of career fields including lawyer, massage therapist, scientist, business owner, sales specialist, receptionist, and professional mountain biker. Each feature highlights the person’s journey that led them into their career path and the specific accommodations they use to perform their job. The goal of this webpage is to provide examples for employers how, given the right accommodations, people who are blind or visually impaired can virtually do any job that a sighted person can. If you or someone you know would like to be featured on our website, contact Alberta Orr at aorr@colled.msstate.edu or 662-325-3152.

The NTAC-BVI website is also looking to feature outstanding employers of people who are blind or visually impaired. If you are a business or know of a business you would like to nominate to be included on our website, contact B.J. LeJeune atbjlejeune@colled.msstate.edu or 662-325-2694.