VISIONARY SCHOLARS FUND
Diversity, equity and inclusion in eye-care related fields is a human right. People living in poverty are often excluded from employment opportunities that could give them the power to change their lives. Moreover, there are shortages of qualified professionals in special education, eye care delivery, research, and vision sciences that need to be addressed.
The VISIONARY SCHOLARS FUND supports education and workforce development programs that increase career access in fields that directly benefit blind and visually impaired people.
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There is a perception that people who are blind or visually impaired are limited in what they can do in their career. With today's advancements in technology and treatments, the barriers to employment have started to come down, however low employment rates of blind and visually individuals remains at 37%.
We believe that we change the narrative by supporting programs and organizations which catapult the academic achievements of the blind and visually impaired students, K-16; design new curriculum highlighting innovations in Eye-Care related fields; and provide hands-on and in-the-field work experience which directly benefit the blind and low vision community.
The Fox Family Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with nonprofit organizations focused on this particular challenge.