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Career Training and Employment Opportunities Available to Blind, Visually Impaired and Disabled Individuals

Individuals seeking careers in the Hospitality Industry and Customer Service professions may apply for the Statler Center Careers in Hospitality Program. The National Statler Center offers this class to blind, visually impaired and disabled persons at their Buffalo, NY, campus, attracting students from throughout the US, North America and abroad. Applications are being accepted immediately for our next ten-week course which begins September 9, 2009. This course provides thorough training in Hospitality, Tourism, Travel and Customer Service preparedness; the Microsoft Office suite; and personal job-search assistance to place graduates in fulfilling career positions. More information is available by calling Jeff Pease, Statler Center, 716-888-4516, or online at

Legally blind P&Z commissioner uses technology to cope

By Ken Hedler © The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona — Rick Duskey, a Prescott Valley Planning and Zoning commissioner since June 2008, does not have a hidden agenda. Duskey, legally blind for 15 years, uses a Flipper magnifying system, which is similar to an overhead projector, so he can read agenda packets for the monthly meetings….  READ STORY

Work ethic, experience made him a great hire

By Mary Meehan © Lexington Herald-Journal, Kentucky — It could have been seen as a step back or a step down, but for Don Taylor, any job was a step in the right direction….  READ STORY

Systems Advocate/Outreach Specialist: Bronx Independent Living Services

eSight Careers Network — Location: US-NY-Bronx Description: Bronx Independent Living Services is a community based, not-for-profit, nonresidential Independent Living Center. BILS’s mission is to empower people with disabilities, and to educate the general public and advocate for legislative and social change as it affects the lives of people with disabilities. This is a full time position for an Systems Advocate/ Outreach Specialist…. READ POSTING