For Disability Employment Awareness Month, Consider Blind and Low-Vision Employees

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Billy Parker, Director of Strategic Partnerships, NSITE

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Billy Parker, Director of Strategic Partnerships for NSITE, shares why companies should not overlook blind or low-vision employees when looking to staff critical roles and reach DEI goals. Nearly 7 million Americans identify as blind or visually impaired and yet the unemployment rate for this group of job-ready individuals hovers near 70 percent. Thanks to assistive technologies, these workers are ready for jobs in functions like human resources, IT or finance. In today’s remote and hybrid work environments, it’s simpler than ever to create accessible workspaces. Billy shares how.  


Billy Parker, Director of Strategic Partnerships, NSITE. NSITE is a Washington DC-based non-profit that provides a continuum of employment services connecting employers with talented, dedicated people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans to meet their workforce needs. As companies adopt the hiring process, NSITE stays with them every step of the way to ensure that finding the right employee-employer match is as smooth and seamless as possible.

Billy Parker has more than 20 years of non-profit and government experience, with an extensive background in disability employment, program management, training and recruiting. Throughout his career, Billy has worked to conceptualize and lead innovative training programs, using new training methods and key partnerships to drive results. He is passionate about addressing disability employment challenges through learning and networking.



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