[Jobs] Career/job search questions - Email found in subject

Philip S philso1003 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 23 20:45:52 CDT 2013


Hi Peter,
Great suggestions!  I'll definitely incorporate them.
Thanks so much!
Phil


On 3/23/13, Philip S <philso1003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Stephanie. Yes, I agree rights and advocacy knowledge should be
> part of the workshop.
> Phil
>
>
> On 3/19/13, Peter Wolfe <peterqwolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Phil,
>>
>>
>>
>>     Well, here are a few ideas that should be put into consideration
>> for any thing like this.
>>
>>
>> 1. what appropriate tools will be needed for specific sectors of the
>> economy?
>> note: meaning screen reader users use Jaws for SEAT standardards not
>> Window-Eyes or NVDA at all at work.
>>
>> 2. What the current to long term barriers in some professions?
>> note: the thing that annoys me with NFB is the naive notion that blind
>> people won't run into problems that they cannot tackle without
>> alternative unconventional solutions.
>>
>> 3. what are the limits of assistive technology and predictions on
>> technologies?
>> note: this allows critical thinking like give them scenarios and allow
>> them to create projects to solve these problems, etc.
>>
>>
>> 4. what jobs are more suited for low vision, hybrid substantual vision
>> and blind professionals in the work place or certain localities?
>> note: I don't live in a buble as a former sighted person just realize
>> that some jobs are not for all blind people nor should they be.
>>
>> 5. How much does your personality play a role in the decision of your
>> employment than your blindness?
>> note: This means that certain jobs with inordient stress aren't for
>> all blind people cause of multiple reason.
>>
>>
>> hope this helps,
>> Peter
>>
>> On 3/18/13, Stephanie Koetje <skoetje at nwcenter.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Phil,
>>> How about questions about rights and the law. What are my rights as a
>>> disabled job seeker? Maybe talk about the Americans with Disabilities
>>> Act
>>> and reasonable accommodations.
>>> Stephanie
>>>
>>>
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>>> Northwest Center Foundation
>>> Northwest Center- People of All Abilities
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>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Philip S [mailto:philso1003 at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 3:46 PM
>>> To: jobs at nfbnet.org
>>> Subject: [Jobs] Career/job search questions - Email found in subject
>>>
>>> Hi group,
>>>
>>> I'm going to organize a career and entrepreneurship workshop series that
>>> is
>>> specifically for blind and visually impaired people. I'd like the
>>> workshops
>>> to address SPECIFIC questions, concerns, and issues that people have,
>>> and
>>> provide PRACTICAL advice. What are some questions you think it should
>>> cover?
>>> What are some common challenges and questions that people have?
>>>
>>> For example, below are some of the questions I have gathered from
>>> jobseekers. What other questions can you think of?
>>>
>>> 1) Can I do it? How do I do the job if I can't see?
>>> 2) How do I convince employer that I can do the job?
>>> 3) Should I, when should I, how should I, and what should I disclose and
>>> discuss my disability?
>>> 4) How do I travel to the workplace?
>>> 5) How do I succeed at meeting people at a networking event given my
>>> blindness?
>>>
>>> What other questions can you think of?  If you could give a bullet
>>> laundry
>>> list of such questions and concerns I'd much appreciate it!
>>>
>>> Thanks!!
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Cordially,
>> Peter Q Wolfe, BA
>> Cum Laude Auburn University
>> e-mail: peterqwolfe at gmail.com
>> "If you don't stand up for something your willign to fall for anything"
>> Peter Q Wolfe
>> "Stand up for your rights"
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