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Navigating the Disability Employment Gap: Inside Info from a Visually Impaired Job Coach

In the U.S., only 42% of working-age individuals with visual disabilities are employed – and many are underemployed in low-wage jobs. And that’s just one example of what’s known as the disability employment gap.

Marisol Carmona has a unique perspective on disability employment: as a social worker with deep background in disability awareness training, she not only supports the Career Launch @ Perkins program, she also recently went through her own job search before landing a position as a Job Developer and Instructor at The IRIS Network in Portland, Maine. Another relevant detail: she’s visually impaired.

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