Training blind learners is our passion. We are aware that when blind learners are trained, they go on to be assets in any business. There are many blind workers in many areas such as teachers, attorneys, scientists and even entrepreneurs. Action believes that “with proper training and opportunity, blind learners can be an asset instead of a liability in society.
Training blind learners must include the following three factors:
- Emotional and intellectual growth so that the learmer can be self sufficient and independent
- Blind person must learn skills and alternataive techniques which make it possible to be independent
- Must learn to cope daily with how other workers see them and their attitudes towards them
Action believes in people with low vision andblindness. We believe that such learners can and will add value to any business. If you arr and employer wanting to enter into a learnership program, you can only gain an employee that will increase productivity and is always eager to get the job done.
In the wise words of Joe Shaker, president of Shaker Auto Group:
“what we need are businesses that will help raise awareness of this issue. What we can offer those businesses is people who cherish their jobs, who will work very hard, and who will have a dramatic effect on the culture of your workplace.”
When interviewing a person with blindness, do the following:
- Do not question their disability or how they will cope in a seeing environment
- Presume that the person with blindness can do the job until proven otherwise.
- Refer to them as “person who is blind” and not as a “blind person”