The best job opportunities for the blind

The best job opportunities for the blind

In the past, there weren't many job opportunities for the blind or visually impaired. However, technology has grown so extensively in the past few decades that there is now a huge variety of  jobs for blind visually impaired people. There are careers for blind people that cater to a variety of different interests and skill levels, so you can find a career path that is satisfying and presents room for growth. Here are some of the best jobs and career paths for people who are blind. 

Call center and marketing

Some jobs for blind visually impaired people of varying skill sets to consider are call center marketing positions. With technological advances, people who are blind and visually impaired can do audio-based tasks easily. This is a great springboard to a broader career in marketing.  

Radio production

Another audio-based job that blind people can get into is radio. Whether they are a radio DJ, producer, call handler, or interviewer, it's a good opportunity for visually impaired people who are creative. Visually impaired people are often incredibly attuned to audio details, so they can really excel in these careers. 

Transcriptionist

Another job where blind or visually impaired people often excel is transcription. Transcribing requires people to listen to audio and type it, and can often be done on a freelance basis. There are various of keyboards made for the blind that make this possible. Transcription is essential to a variety of industries, including medicine, law, marketing, education, and journalism. 

Public relations

For the blind individuals who are looking to go into a verbal field, public relations is a perfect option. Public relations professionals create and maintain a positive image for a business, organization or non-profit for the public through traditional media, social media and in-person engagements. 

A professional in this career is Outlook Nebraska’s public relations professional, Rachel, is visually impaired. She uses technology to help her write articles, conduct tours and meetings. She uses her verbal and diction skills to serve as the spokesperson for Outlook Nebraska. 

There is a growing amount of job opportunities for blind or visually impaired professionals. Here’s other career opportunities: 

  • Accounting
  • Human resources 
  • IT

Outlook Business Solutions provides marketing, customer care and other services to businesses. Our mission is to create an inclusive and integrated environment populated with talented professionals who are blind or low vision. Outlook Business Solutions is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and is always offering opportunities for the blind so why not inquire today?

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