Demodocus / Empowering the blind and visually impaired

Empowering the blind
and visually impaired

A South Florida online community for the blind,
visually impaired, their employers, advocates, and friends

The Meaning of Demodocus

Demodocus is the famous blind poet in Homer’s Odyssey who performed three moving narrative songs about the feats of the Greeks at Troy, the love of Ares and Aphrodite, and the wooden horse, accompanied by his harp in the court of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians: “The herald came near, bringing with him a singer, very trusted, 63 whom the Muse loved exceedingly. She gave him both a good thing and a bad thing. 64 For she took away from him his eyes but gave him the sweetness of song” (Homer. Odyssey, 8.62–670) (Translation by Samuel Butler).

Computer Training

Computer competency via assistive technology maintains competitiveness in the job market, promotes independence at home, and facilitates learning in the classroom. Find a training program in Florida today whether you’re a first time computer user or looking to refresh your skills.

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Community Forum

Build relationships between employers, vocational educators, volunteers, and members of the greater South Florida blind and visually impaired community. Discuss accessibility issues, share employment ideas, trade computer usability and screen reader tips, request and donate volunteer services.

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Employer Survey

Is your business or institution poised to accommodate employees with visual disabilities? Employer attitudes, awareness, and preparedness for blind candidates are important for success. Your thoughtful contribution will help guide current and future programs.