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Transition Resources

Preparing for a Video Interview

The use of videoconferencing software for job interviews has become increasingly common, and it’s important to prepare for both in-person and video interviews. These short videos, designed for transition-age youth who are blind or have low vision, can guide discussions about how to prepare for video interviews and how that process differs from preparing for in-person interviews.

The first video shows an example of an unprepared applicant during an interview conducted via videoconferencing software. The applicant is completely unprepared for the interview and exhibits many “don’ts” of video interviews, in a comical and entertaining example of “what not to do.”

The second video shows the same applicant, who is well-prepared for the interview this time.

These videos are part of Putting Your Best Foot Forward, a job search skills training program for youth with visual impairments.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward


Yes, Youth Can Work and Still Receive SSI

Did you know that youth with visual impairments can often reap the benefits of working while retaining some or all of their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments? These SSI fact sheets, written for youth with visual impairments who receive SSI benefits and their parents, provide general information about several SSI work incentives, examples of calculations, and links to more detailed information.

Available in two formats:

Available in two formats:

Last Updated 12/18/2019


Transition Calendar

This Transition Activity Calendar designed by The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University lists tasks which students who are blind or visually impaired need to complete as early as middle school in order to be ready to attend college. From taking the right high school courses, to learning to use the most appropriate assistive technology, to career exploration and finding the colleges best suited to the selected course of study, to what the student is looking for in campus life, the demands of good preparation start early and continue through 12th grade and the summer before the first Fall semester of college.

View the Transition Calendar