Blog Posts by Joe Strechay

Erik Weihenmayer Speaks Out about National Disability Employment Awareness Month

I am the American Foundation for the Blind's CareerConnect Program Manager, which means that I manage our career exploration, job seeking skills, navigating the employment process, and e-mentoring program. AFB CareerConnect is a part of the same AFB family of websites as VisionAware. I wanted to deliver a message from a friend to VisionAware readers for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Attending the No Barriers Summit In July 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the No Barriers Summit, an


Dating When Blind or Visually Impaired – From Single and Ready to Mingle to Off the Market

Editors note: Guest blogger Joe Strechay is the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) CareerConnect Program Manager and is a prolific and well-known blogger for AFB. Joe: I have written on the American Foundation for the Blind’s Blog about online dating and how I met my wife. Prior to all of that, I wrote this piece but never published it. I have been asked many times for tips on dating as a person with vision loss. So, I thought I would bring this piece to you as a


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