Joe Strechay joined AFB in February 2009 as Project Associate for CareerConnect®, an AFB website that offers free resources and tools for students and job seekers with vision loss as well as the professionals who work with them, their families, and potential employers. In July 2012, Strechay became the CareerConnect Program Manager. With a team, he has developed the AFB eLearning course, “Working with Job Seekers who are Blind or Visually Impaired” and the “Job Seeker’s Toolkit,” a free employment process course within CareerConnect. He lectures and consults on a wide range of issues related to employment, transition, and postsecondary preparation for teens and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. Headquartered in New York, AFB is proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB.