When it comes to suitable careers, I think that the trick here is to ensure
that expectations are well managed on both sides of the fence. Nothing
could be more frustrating and disappointing when expectations are not met by
both sides. That is, when employers and their blind and sight impaired
employees fail to discuss expectations before hand. This has been the case
ever since I started my working career and with technology playing more and
more of a major role in the workplace, expectations need to be managed more
carefully and intelligently.
If expectations are properly managed, then it is only natural that suitable
careers will be easier to come by. A suitable career, one that brings
personal and financial satisfaction to a blind and sight impaired employee
should also be one that brings satisfaction to the employer as well. The
choice of career for blind and sight impaired employees is almost governed
by the type of working environment; that is, is the employee able to
function in the employer’s environment given technological, physical, and
other relative requirements. The choice of career for blind and sight
persons is not always as clear cut as for the mainstream person and this
needs to be taken into consideration as well.
There are limitations to be recognized but these limitations can easily be
used to create and innovate careers that could turn into great boons for all
stake and rights holders. My final words; manage expectations.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan your free lance writer and roving reporter wishing you a
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