The Blind accessing Technology Specialists are pleased to announce that we are forming a mentoring program dedicated to improving the representation of blind people in the technology industry.
The BATS mentoring program has already recruited a seasoned group of technology professionals interested in sharing their years of knowledge, lessons learned, and the secrets to their success.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in technology and feel you could benefit from mentorship, here’s what you should know about our program:
- Applicants should already be proficient users of a screen reader or magnifier, but will not need to have any other specific technical skills
- When an applicant is accepted into the mentoring program, they will be added to our community mailing list so they can start asking questions and learning from our members
- All mentees will be guided on how and where to learn new technologies independently, and will be supported by the entire community
- The BATS mentoring program is set up in a way that mentees will be able to get support from one another as well as from our whole team of mentors