Vision for Work Expo

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services will host the first annual Vision for Work Expo On Friday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. During the morning session, you can network with workers who are blind and visually impaired. Learn from them one-on-one about how they do their jobs as software developers, human resource specialists, chefs, teachers, and many more. At lunch the keynote speaker, a blind recruiter, will give tips and tricks on getting hired. During the afternoon session, the exhibit tables will include assistive technology vendors, low vision specialists, service providers, and blindness consumer organizations sharing information about the latest technology and services. Job seekers and students can also sign up to receive one-on-one resume help and a mock interview from rehabilitation professionals. This free event will be held at the Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. It is easily accessible by public transportation, and parking is available. To register for the event, please email Catherine Getchell at cgetchell@pa.gov or call her at 412-565-5520. Sighted guides will be available for anyone who needs assistance navigating the expo.

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