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Clovernook Center: 113 years of creating jobs for disabled Cincinnatians


For 113 years Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired has created jobs both on-site and within the community. Last year, the Clovernook Center placed 65 blind or visually impaired persons in competitive jobs and 45 individuals in positions on Clovernook’s campus. Some of their work includes the production of Braille materials, in addition to biodegradable cups for the United States Navy. 
 
“Sales of our products and services allow us to employ people who are blind, increasing their financial and social independence,” said Chris Faust, Clovernook Center CEO. “Our employees are committed to continually delivering high quality products and services. The success of our agency demonstrates the value they bring to the workplace.”

Diversifying the workplace not only allows individuals with visual impairments to engage in meaningful tasks that provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment, but it also allows those without disabilities to recognize and remember the various abilities and unique talents we all possess.

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month. "National Disability Employment Awareness Month recognizes one of the most important issues faced by people who are blind or visually impaired,” Faust said. “Clovernook Center is dedicated to helping people find and retain jobs and to helping employers recognize the outstanding potential of individuals with disabilities.”

Do Good: 

•    Support the work of Clovernook Center employees by purchasing their products

•    Celebrate difference, and take a moment to appreciate and recognize diversity in the workplace. 

•    Connect with Clovernook Center on Facebook.
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a professor of English composition at both the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. She serves as project manager for Charitable Words and edits the For Good section of Soapbox Media. 
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