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Tools for Transition for Blind and Visually Impaired

Employment First

Employment First enhances lives by creating greater opportunities for all people to advance their careers. Individuals can use their strengths and talents in order to increase their economic wealth, have a sense of accomplishment, and create their own social identity.

Ohio Means Jobs

In short, whether you are looking for a job or looking to fill one, Ohio Means Jobs has the resources to help find the best fit for you. has gone from being primarily an online job board and resume bank, to a full-fledged online career counseling center, providing a menu of career services for all Ohioans, and an abundance of resources for businesses looking to hire. By connecting employers to individuals, can not only provide a quality job, but also a quality of life to thousands of Ohio families.

The Youthhood

This interactive module is designed for young adults and their teachers, parents, and mentors as a dynamic, curriculum-based tool to help young adults plan for life after high school. The site addresses youth directly, providing them with an informative yet nonjudgmental place to learn about themselves and how to prepare for the future.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) offers Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities beginning at age 14. These are introductory services and are intended to help students with disabilities get an early start in identifying career interests.

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities is a guide developed by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Transition Assessment Matrix

The Transition Assessment Matrix is a searchable database developed by the Indiana Northeast Cadre of Transition Leaders and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center and includes resources for authentic and age-appropriate assessments in the areas of education, employment, and independent living.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and show employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace by providing resources that support disability disclosure and workplace accommodations.

From School to College: A Transition Activity Calendar for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

This calendar from the Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University is designed to guide post-secondary planning starting in middle school through graduation for students who are blind or visually impaired.