Work Without Limits consulted with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) to gain a better understanding of the career opportunities available for MCB clients that will support their areas of interests, independence and growth.
The project encompassed a three-phrase approach:
- Job Market and Labor Data Research and Analysis
- Analysis and Text Simplification of Job Descriptions
- Employer Engagement and Feeback
Using job market and labor data, job description analysis and simplification, understanding of minimum qualifications, and employer focus group feedback, Work Without Limits identified in-demand occupations and employer partners with whom MCB clients would be a particular asset.
In 2020, to raise disability inclusive employment awareness, the MCB contracted with Work Without Limits to conduct focus groups and interviews with individuals with disabilities and employers to create a resource that outlines how disability can be promoted as a qualification for employment.
In 2022, MCB extended its engagement with Work Without Limits to further examine the learnings from the original project specific to the lived experiences of individuals with visual impairments. Using job market and labor data, job description analysis and simplification, and employer focus group feedback, Work Without Limits seeks to identify in-demand occupations and employer partners with whom MCB clients would be a particular asset.
Our research has shown that the following occupations are projected to be in demand over the next 10 years and match the skillsets MCB clients currently have or could be trained in:
- Digital Accessibility Specialist
- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
- Computer and Information Systems Managers
- Computer Network Architects
- Marketing Managers
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Compensation and Benefits Managers