State Services for the Blind hosted a Career Expo for high school and college students who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind
. The event took place on Saturday, April 27.
Throughout the Expo students had the opportunity to:
- Connect with adults with a vision loss from a variety of professions and careers.
- Hear from college representatives about what college is like.
- Learn why diversity matters from an employer’s point of view.
- Share and learn about assistive technology
- Sign up for individual informational and/or mock interviews.
In this interview, Jeff Thompson caught up with Jennifer Dunnam:
Manager of Braille Programs, National Federation of the Blind
Jennifer Dunnam coordinates the national program leading to certification by the Library of Congress for braille transcribers and proofreaders. She is the chair of the Braille Authority of North America and serves as the treasurer of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota. She enjoys traveling, politics and history, collecting vinyl records, and exploring the walking trails around the Metro area.
If you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
To find your State Services in your State you can go to www.AFB.org and search the directory for your agency.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Job Insights Support Groupand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.