Employment Resources

Blind People Can't Perform This Job...Or Can They?

This brief article describes findings from our research on the attitudes of hiring managers towards individuals who are blind or visually impaired (B/VI) and how these attitudes are impacted by knowledge of how B/VI individuals can complete workplace tasks. Written with employers in mind, it provides an overview of the services provided by vocational rehabilitation agencies to employers and makes the case for why hiring an individual with B/VI can be an asset for any organization. It also contains a brief quiz where employers can test their own knowledge of how B/VI individuals complete job tasks.

Last Updated 01/02/2018

SSDI Beneficiaries who are Blind or Visually Impaired

A recent five-year research project consisting of three separate studies focused on analyses of FY 2011 national RSA-911 data. Study results give us more specific information than ever before about what factors influence the achievement of competitive employment for consumers who are also SSDI beneficiaries at application. This evidence-based practice guide presents key research findings from these studies and recommendations for agencies and counselors derived from these findings.

Last Updated 5/30/2017

Working with Businesses to Improve Employment Outcomes

A recent five-year research project consisting of four separate studies focused on how VR agencies and their staff interact with businesses and the relationship of these interactions with consumer employment outcomes. This evidence-based practice guide presents key research findings from these studies and recommendations for agencies and counselors about working with businesses based on the findings.

Available in two formats:

Last Updated 09/30/2015