Title: The jobs that blind and partially sighted people do
Author: Alex Saunders, RNIB; Publisher: RNIB; Date of publication: 2015
RNIB are frequently asked; “What jobs do blind and partially sighted people do?” The purpose of this report is an attempt to answer that question by presenting an extensive range of jobs performed by people with sight loss. By adding to the existing evidence base, and consolidating what we already know, this report illustrates how blind and partially sighted people succeed in a wide variety of jobs in almost all employment sectors.
The report presents new findings from an analysis of data taken from the records of RNIB's Employment Services, for more than 500 blind and partially sighted people in work, plus a review of existing knowledge and published data. It also highlights areas where further research could take place.
We hope the report will provide encouragement to blind and partially sighted people trying to find or stay in work; those planning or wishing to develop their career; and for employers and employment professionals supporting individuals on this journey (for example, employment advisors, vocational rehabilitation workers, occupational health providers). It may also help counterbalance preconceived ideas about what careers are suitable for people living with sight loss.