Empowering through Employment

Barb’s journey through Bosma Enterprises’ Community-Employment Services and a sighted workforce as a person who is blind

Currently the unemployment rate among Hooisers who are blind or visually impaired is over 70%. 

“Empowering through Employment” is the online journal of Barb – a past-client  – who recently went through Bosma Enterprises’ Community-Employment Services. Throughout this blog, Barb openly expresses her journey through a sighted workforce as a person who is blind. 

Click here to read what’s happening with Barb

Meet Barb… 

Hello, my name is Barb.

I was a pretty happy person. I had my job, I had my truck and I had my two precious teenie weenies.  I felt safe, comfortable and secure.  What could possibly go wrong?

Well… life has a way of throwing you a wrench.  On December 29, 2009, I woke up, smelled really good coffee, and hit the alarm.  Just another day….not!  I could not see.

I started going to one specialist after another, and no one could give me an answer as to what caused my loss of vision.  I tried to work…. that didn’t work out too well.  So in a matter of a few months, I lost my job and my truck. If that did not hurt enough, I had all of these “specialist” telling me to “accept it, you are blind.”

Then I found Bosma Enterprises’ Community-Employment Services and, well… here is my story…

Click here to read what’s happening with Barb

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