Employment Contest (Win an iPad mini)
Interested in winning an iPad mini? Well BlindHow.com is giving a brand new one away this spring and all you have to do is tell us about your job and how you do it.
Blind people across the country and around the world work in every field imaginable, including but not limited to medicine, office and clerical work, education, engineering, meteorology, and law. At www.blindhow.com we want to know how you are doing your job and what techniques you use to get the job done right. It is our mission to educate everyone (both blind and sighted) about the capabilities of the blind by demonstrating how we as blind people are able to succeed in the workforce.
We believe that it is not blindness that creates a barrier to independence and employment. Rather, it is the lack of accurate information as well as the misconceptions and stereotypes that create the greatest obstacles to meaningful employment for the blind. In order to change these misconceptions, we are starting a 6-month campaign to hear from as many blind people as possible about their work.
As promised, someone will be the lucky winner of a free iPad mini. All you have to do to be eligible is submit a post on our website telling about your work and how it’s done. You can earn points for completing different submissions. For every 5 points you earn, you will receive one entry in the iPad Mini drawing. So if you have 30 points, your name goes into the drawing 6 times, 40 points gets your name in 8 times, and so on.
• A written description about your job and the alternative techniques you use will earn you 10 points.
• A written post along with an audio demonstration of the alternative techniques you use will earn you 20 points in our iPad drawing.
• A written description along with a recorded video demonstration will earn you 30 points.
• If you refer someone to blindhow.com and they submit a post about their job, you will gain an additional 5 points. To earn referral points, both you and the person you refer must send us an email using the email link on blindhow.com to tell us who you referred or who referred you.
Our employment contest will run from October 1 to March 30, and we will draw our iPad winner in May at our state convention for the National Federation of the Blind of Utah. So please submit your posts, and refer more people to increase your chances of winning. Good luck to all who participate.
The ultimate goal of this project is to use this information to help educate the public about what we do as blind people, and hopefully we can open more doors to make it easier for qualified blind people to find employment.