Employment Support for people with a visual impairment - Information for Employers

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RNIB

We understand that, as a business, you may have questions about taking on someone with sight loss, or about an existing employee who is losing their sight. Our guide to 'Employing someone with sight loss' has been designed to address those questions and to set out the benefits of employing a blind or partially sighted person. It covers everything you need to know about employing someone with sight loss, from the recruitment and interview process, to making sure an employee has the right equipment in place to be successful in their role and progress their career. A blind or partially sighted person can be as much of an asset to your organisation as any other employee. There are simple steps you can take to ensure you achieve success as an employer.

The guide can be downloaded from our Employing a blind or partially sighted person section and free hard copies can be obtained by email.  

Contact details:

Telephone: RNIB Employment Line 0800 4402255

Email: employmentline@rnib.org.uk

Website: www.rnib.org.uk/employing-someone-sight-loss

 

 

Evenbreak

Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, was formed to achieve three aims: To help inclusive employers attract more talented disabled people; To help disabled jobseekers find work with employers who will value their skills; To promote the business benefits of employing disabled people. With Evenbreak, inclusive employers can be confident that they will attract additional disabled candidates that they may not find through any other recruitment channels. Disabled jobseekers can be confident that employers who have chosen to place their vacancies on this site are serious about looking beyond their disabilities to identify what skills they have to offer.

The guide can be downloaded from our Employing a blind or partially sighted person section and free hard copies can be obtained by emailing:

Contact details:

Telephone: 0845 658 5717

Address: Evenbreak, 402 Metro Central Heights, London, SE1 6DX

Email: info@evenbreak.co.uk

Website: www.evenbreak.co.uk/home/

 

 

Wiltshire Sight

Our bespoke training programme for employers is designed for each customer providing information on Access to Work, work environment, Sight loss Awareness, and Sighted Guide for individuals and groups.

Our Looking Out for Sight programme is designed for Health and Social Care Staff to understand the needs of people with Sight loss.

Information can be found on our website.

The guide can be downloaded from our Employing a blind or partially sighted person section and free hard copies can be obtained by emailing:

Contact details:

Telephone: 01380 723682

Address: St Lucy’s Sight Centre, Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes, SN10 2AT

Email: info@wiltshiresight.org

Website: www.wiltshiresight.org

 

 

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