A Program that Helps Blind Youth Develop Skills to Succeed

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(KCPW–July 17, 2013)  Over 60% of adults who are blind in the US are unemployed. While the numbers are not known in Utah, there are 37,000 individuals who have a visual disability that may make it more difficult to get a job. A multifaceted project is helping blind teenagers and young adults gain the skills they need to function in life, college, and work. KCPW Reporter Kim Schuske has this story.

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  1. John Carlisle

    The way to success for individuals is the ability to work through discouragement and despair and see the good things in life. I am happy to see the willpower of those seeking to improve the lives of others.

    I had a cousin who was deaf and blind that has inspired me as he lived his life very independently. He was a great example of overcoming difficulties. He did what most would think was impossible. He was a cook and traveled to work on his own. That is hard to believe from someone who is blind and deaf.