Naveen James, pictured here, was unable to land a job after graduating from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2015.

Despite a sterling academic record, magna cum laude honors, and hearty recommendations from his professors, Naveen James was unable to land a job after graduating from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2015.

Interview after interview, James would come up empty. No callback. And it became hard not to believe that employment had eluded him because no one would give him, a blind man, the opportunity to prove himself.

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