Braille Monitor                         October 2020

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Braille Readers Are Leaders is Stronger and Healthier than Ever:
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults and the National Federation of the Blind are pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest for Blind Children and Adults. We are finalizing documents which will be posted to the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults website and for distribution through email lists and social media. The registration period is from November 1, 2020, to January 18, 2021. The contest begins December 1, 2020, and ends January 18, 2021. The contest reading log is due by February 1, 2021, and winners will be announced by February 15, 2021. Cash prizes along with Braille-related items will be mailed by mid-March 2021. For more information, go to www.actionfund.org.

In Brief

Notices and information in this section may be of interest to Monitor readers. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information; we have edited only for space and clarity.

Job Openings at Envision
Envision is currently hiring blind/visually impaired individuals for Cashier/Stocker and Bag Folder/Picker positions with paid relocation. Interested candidates should apply at www.envisionus.com. See below for job descriptions.

Position Title: Cashier/Stocker                     
Reports to: Store Manager
Business Unit: Envision Express

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for stocking, cash register operation, and customer service at an Envision Base Store located on military bases.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE (List in order of importance):

JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE (List as required or preferred):
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
Experience: Previous experience in retail sales and computer applications preferred.
Knowledge/Skills:

Position Title: Bag Folder/Picker
Reports to: Production Supervisor
Business Unit: Envision Industries

POSITION SUMMARY: A Bag Folder/Picker works in a production manufacturing setting. Responsibilities include assembling boxes, removing various types of plastic trash bags and other industrial products from conveyor, inspecting products to specifications and hand-packing them into appropriate boxes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE (List in order of importance):

JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE (List as required or preferred):
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
Experience: Previous work experience required; exposure in manufacturing environment preferred.
Knowledge/Skills:

Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.
Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job. It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.

NFB Pledge

I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.

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