Jobs for the blind and visually impaired

Like many people with disabilities, those who are vision impaired are capable of feats beyond what their limitations might suggest. Members of the blind and visually impaired community can support themselves and their families by working in a wide range of career fields in which they can best use their individual talents, knowledge and skill. While there are only a few listed below, there is an incredible amount of jobs for the blind and visually impaired.

 

Administration

Blind and visually impaired people can find meaningful work in administrative roles such as executive assistant, secretary or office clerk. An employer can work with blind employees to assess their specific needs in order to accommodate each individual according to their specific needs.

Image of visually impaired woman answering the phone at reception.

Such accommodations may include getting an optical character reader or text magnifier to help a legally blind person read text on a computer. These accommodations will also help the employee better carry out the necessary tasks of their administrative position.

 

H.R.

Blind people can be valuable assets in many of the various aspects of human resources. For instance, a human resources consultant position can be adapted for a blind person by procuring screen reader software to help with computer work.

Image of blind human resources director sitting and talking with two associates.

Screen readers are a type of software that use a speech synthesizer to allow blind or visually impaired people to read text on a computer screen. The screen reader interfaces between the blind employee and the computer’s applications and desktop, allowing the individual to better utilize the device.

 

Customer Service

For blind people who enjoy working with others, a career in customer service may be exceptionally rewarding. Customer service jobs rely heavily on interacting with clients and resolving their needs through effective communication. Call centers in particular can be readily adapted to fit the needs of blind employees.

Image of visually impaired woman with headset helping a customer over the phone while working on the computer.

Specific accommodations such as magnified monitor screens can help a legally blind individual read and type information on a computer more easily, allowing him to focus on delivering exceptional customer service to his organization’s clients.

At Outlook Nebraska we offer many jobs for the blind and visually impaired. Outlook Nebraska is an organization whose people genuinely believe in positively impacting everyone who is blind and visually impaired. That includes jobs for the blind and visually impaired associates of ours who make up 60 percent of our workforce.

You’ll find them working in all departments, including IT, Technology Training, PR/Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Facilities and Production. With them, we’ve cultivated an open, inclusive and rewarding culture that challenges them to grow as leaders at Outlook Nebraska and in the community. In fact, several of our associates participated in leadership and training programs that allowed them to advance their skills and their self-confidence to tackle any objective.

We are growing and always looking for quality candidates. When we are ready to hire, we offer preference to the visually impaired whenever possible. If the listings today do not match your skills, complete this Employment Interest Form.

The Employment Interest Form is not considered a job application, but our team will review these forms when openings arise. We encourage you to check our website regularly for new openings and complete an employment application for those jobs that interest you.