State of the Science Conference on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or VIsually Impaired. April 9th through 10th, 2014.

Kendra Farrow

Kendra Farrow has her MA in Blind Rehabilitation from Western Michigan University. She has more than 14 years of experience in the field working with persons of all ages who are blind or vision impaired. During her tenure as a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, she worked to develop a transition program for high school students. This transition program called STEP (Student Transition to Employment Preparation) was implemented in Pennsylvania at the state level.

In addition Kendra Farrow has her personal experience of dealing with legal blindness. Despite this challenge she held her first job at the age of 14 and continued part time in that position for 5 years. She then held three food service related jobs before gaining her BA in Social Work. Since this is not the typical experience of students who are legally blind and facing the job market for the first time, Kendra brings specialized understanding to the problems that face these students. Her role as consultant during the research and later as knowledge translator will benefit the progress and outcome of this grant.