Hello everyone. Karate here and I wanted to create this little thread here to help to teach you, my sighted counterparts why it is so hard and next to impossible for the totally blind to find gainful employment. The hard truth of the matter is that quite frankly, for what ever reason, sighted employers seem to think that just because we're blind for some reason that should make us less mentally capable than our sighted counterparts. This is just not true at all. We can be just as productive as our sighted counterparts if only we had the right training and equipment. The problem is so bad that there are actually employers out there who can obtain something that is called a special wage certificate. This document will allow an employer to legally pay his blind or other disabled workers less than the federal minimum wage, as little as 0 cents per hour. Yes, you read that right, as little as 0 cents per hour. You can google a special wage certificate. This has been going on since 1938 and we're making good headway in having these kinds of laws abolished and done away with. When I first heard about this disgraceful practice, it made me sick to my stomach not to mention the fact that 70-80 percent of all working age blind people simply do not work because noone will hire them. I found myself in just this type of situation and only recently after 15 years of hunting tirelessly did I find very happy gainful employment working from home. I could not love my work more and I get to work entirely from home. Have a wonderful day to you all and I look forward to hearing your feedback on this topic.