unemployment, blind people, jobs
Feb 13, 2023

Increase business partnerships to help blind people find jobs

For the past couple of weeks, my Google Alert for “blindness” has been blowing up about some YouTuber who “cured blindness for 1,000 people.” Now, I am not saying that what this person did was curing blindness or not, what frustrates me is how much press was generated on proving or disproving this claim, while the 70% unemployment rate among working age Americans who are blind is hardly e[...]

In this January 24, 2018, photo, Gov. Doug Ducey meets with students at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf. The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind received additional funds for fiscal-year 2019 to hire more teachers. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind)
Jun 4, 2018

Lawmakers boost funding for state schools for deaf and blind

After years of going seemingly unnoticed at the state Legislature, the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind had an especially productive 2018 session.

Gov. Doug Ducey
Nov 2, 2017

Ducey proposes funds to help deaf and blind children get head start on reading

In a speech Thursday, Ducey said everyone knows that the ability to read is "an invaluable skill.'' He said that's part of the reason he put money into this year's budget to restore state funding for full-day kindergarten, albeit only for students at schools with the highest percentage of students in poverty.

Oct 21, 2016

White Cane Day at Capitol challenges assumptions about blind

Tapping white canes and carrying signs reading “white cane = competent traveler,” more than 100 blind people and their advocates stormed the Capitol on October 19 to protest assumptions about, and state practices regarding, the blind.

Sep 16, 2016

Operator of iconic Capitol cafeteria to retire next month

After 24 years of running cafeterias in government buildings, including eight years at the helm of the Capitol’s No. 1 eatery, Val Luttenberger is hanging up her apron.