8th Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Job Seekers and Employers…You’re invited!

The Vision Works Consortium Presents:

The 8th Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Boston-area companies are hiring. Redefine your career and save the date for this FREE event!

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Where: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University | Knafel Center/Gymnasium

Cost: Free

General Information

This unique, free event will connect employers to an untapped pool of candidates and prepare them to employ workers who are visually impaired. People who are blind or visually impaired are just as qualified for the world of work as their sighted peers. And yet many adults who are blind find themselves out of work and unable to secure an interview despite their capabilities.

Guess what? Aira will be joining us the Job Fair! For one day, Radcliffe will be an Aira access location. Aira connects people who are blind or low vision to a sighted professional agent who delivers visual assistance anytime and anywhere.

The event is co-sponsored by The Carroll Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, National Braille Press and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University to bring these qualified candidates face to face with recruiters and representatives from dozens of respected nonprofits and businesses. The result is an afternoon of proactive networking and conversation, where candidates are judged by their knowledge and experience, not their disability.

For more information contact Karen McCormack, Job Developer for Educational Programs at Perkins School for the Blind at 617-972-7381 or Karen.McCormack@Perkins.org

Past Job Fair Employers

Boston University | Charles River Labs| Commerce Bank and Trust | Commonwealth Care Alliance | Doble Engineering | Education Development Center | Granite Telecommunications | Harvard Pilgrim Health Care | Harvard University | Massachusetts General Hospital | Marshalls | MetroWest Regional Transit Authority | Museum of Fine Arts | Museum of Science | National Industries for the Blind | New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) | Oxfam America | Perkins School for the Blind | Power Cafe | Resources for Human Development | Saint Gobain | Spaulding Rehabilitation Network | State Street | Suffolk Construction Company | Tufts Health Plan | USI Insurance Services | Visual Vitality Consulting | Volpe National Transportation Systems Center | WilmerHale | YMCA, Oak Square

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