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Heard & Empowered Podcast:
Presented by the National
Industries for the Blind (NIB).
Heard & Empowered Podcast:
Where the people who are
Blind or Visually Impaired find job
inspiration, career opportunities,
and a path to success.

Heard & Empowered: The Podcast Where People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Find Job Inspiration, Career Opportunities, and a Path to Success.

Listen now and unlock a world of opportunities with a podcast that shares job and career insights, inspiration, and insider tips specifically tailored to the Blind and Visually Impaired community. Week after week, you’ll discover the untold stories, limitless career paths, and soul-stirring journeys of the people leading or working for the National Industries for the Blind network of agencies all across the United States.

What is Heard & Empowered?

Heard & Empowered is a groundbreaking podcast, presented by the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), that serves as a beacon of opportunity and inspiration. Hosted by the esteemed Dr. Hoby Wedler, this weekly show is the place where:

• your potential is nurtured,
• your unique abilities are celebrated, and
• your desire to find a fulfilling job is encouraged.

Here, you’ll find a wealth of resources, stories, and actionable information designed to empower you in your career journey.

Key Features

In-Depth Interviews: Gain exclusive insights from executives at NIB and NSITE (NIB’s talent management enterprise), non-profit agency leaders, and employees who have walked the path you’re exploring.

Resource Hub: From career guides to accessibility tools, find everything you need to navigate your career successfully.

Inspiration & Support: Discover a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to breaking barriers and achieving greatness for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

This podcast is for you if…

  • You’re part of the Blind and Visually Impaired community, searching for inspiration, practical career advice, or a platform to share your own story.
  • You believe in the power of diversity and want to be part of a community that champions equal opportunities for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  • You’re a family member or friend of someone in the Blind and Visually Impaired community and want to understand how to support their professional aspirations.
  • You’re an employer or HR professional seeking to create an inclusive workplace that values talent in all its forms.
  • You’re a sighted individual who wants to become an ally, learn about the Blind or Visually Impaired experience, and support accessibility and inclusion in every sector.
  • You’re an educator or a vocational trainer looking for insights into how to better prepare Blind or Visually Impaired students for the professional world.
  • You’re a policymaker or influencer looking to understand and act upon the challenges and opportunities within the Blind and Visually Impaired community.
  • You’re an innovator and are interested in how leading DEIA practices can drive accessibility and empower individuals with visual impairments.
  • You’re an advocate for social change, eager to learn about and reduce the barriers to employment faced by people who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Bottom line, this podcast is for you if…

You’re passionate about building a world where the next generation of people who are Blind or Visually Impaired can aspire without limits and be accepted without bias, and you’re ready to be part of the narrative that turns barriers into bridges towards a more inclusive future.

Hit subscribe or follow wherever you listen to Heard & Empowered, and become a change-maker who champions the Blind and Visually Impaired. Elevate your career, enrich your life.

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