American Foundation for the Blind
Careers & Technology Information Bank (CTIB)

The Careers & Technology Information Bank (CTIB) is a free service that provides information about job experience and technology...

...the CTIB is available to people who are blind or visually impaired and their family members, teachers, counselors, rehabilitation professionals, and employers.

What is the CTIB?

The American Foundation for the Blind's Careers & Technology Information Bank (CTIB) is a database of information based on interviews with 2,000 blind or visually impaired people about their jobs and the technology they use.


How can you use the CTIB?

If you are blind or visually impaired you can:

speak directly with someone in your profession or in the field you are preparing to enter.

find a successfully employed blind or visually impaired person who is willing to discuss your career plans and serve as a mentor as you think about your future.

talk with someone who is using the assistive technology you are interested in purchasing or who can answer technical questions about the product.

If you are an employer you can:

speak to a blind or visually impaired person about how he or she functions on the job.

learn about a wide range of jobs held by blind or visually impaired people.

If you are a parent you can:

find a visually impaired role model for your child.

learn of vocational possibilities for your child.

If you are a teacher, counselor, or rehabilitation professional you can:

get information about career options and nontraditional job possibilities.

organize career workshops to put students/consumers in touch with successfully employed blind or visually impaired people.

Who is listed in the CTIB?

The CTIB lists blind or visually impaired people who work in a variety of careers. Among them are:


How to reach the CTIB

via post:

CTIB
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001

via phone:

telephone: (212) 502-7642
fax: (212) 502-7773

via internet:

email: <techctr@afb.net>
website: <http://www.afb.org>
or, you can fill out the following form--all information will be held in confidence.

CTIB Information Request Form

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Note: All information will be held in confidence.

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