Since 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington, DC region overcome the challenges of vision loss. Our work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active and productive in society. We serve all individuals who are living with vision impairment or blindness as well as veterans from all branches of the military.
CLB’s Employment Services department trains clients who are visually impaired or blind on job readiness skills needed for gainful employment and to achieve success in the workplace.
The department assists our clients in obtaining jobs through various programs and services such as:
- Vocational and Situational Assessments
- Resume Support
- Interviewing Skills Development
- Job Development
- Job Placement and Retention Services
- Job Coaching Services
- Job Accommodation Support and Employer Education
- Travel Training to Navigate Public Transportation
CLB partners with employers who recognize the value of employing qualified individuals living with blindness or visual impairments. Current partnerships include: Andrews Air Force Base, Department of Education, Discovery Communications, FBI, IRS, Marriott, MV Transportation, National Industries for the Blind, and the VA Medical Center.