Services for employers
We can help you retain a current employee who is losing their sight, and we can help you to take on someone who is blind or partially sighted. We provide a number of services that can be directly commissioned by employers. These include:
- work-based assessments – a visit to a workplace, by one of our specialists, to evaluate the potential for equipment, software, and adjustments that would better allow an employee to fulfil their role.
- 1 to 1 access technology training – our technology specialists can visit your workplace and provide training tailored to suit your employee’s needs
- visual and disability awareness training.
For further information about any of these services, please visit the relevant pages within this section or contact us via our employment services mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
A work-based assessment is a visit to the workplace, by a specialist, to recommend equipment, software, and adjustments that would better allow the employee to fulfil their role. We have a wealth of experience in providing assessments specifically for blind and partially sighted people.
Assessments are normally commissioned by an employer or occupational health provider on behalf of an employee who is blind or partially sighted.
Visual awareness training
If you employ someone who is blind or partially sighted it can be useful for colleagues and staff to have some visual awareness training. We run a half-day course which provides a comprehensive overview of how loss of vision can affect individuals. It offers practical advice and guidance on how to support blind and partially sighted employees or clients. The training aims to build participants’ confidence in working with colleagues, staff and customers with sight loss.
By the end of the awareness session participants should have increased their understanding of:
- the wide range of effects sight loss may have and how it impacts on daily life
- communication and etiquette when working with blind and partially sighted people
- awareness of hazards, and ways to assist a blind or partially sighted person
- how to guide a blind or partially sighted person.
Training could be paid for through the Access to Work scheme. To arrange training from RNIB or Action for Blind People, or for more information, contact email@example.com
One-to-one access technology and IT training
Access technology training is important to help blind and partially sighted people learn how to effectively use specialist equipment and software.
Our 1 to1 training in the workplace addresses the use of the access technology in accomplishing the tasks that an employee is expected to perform in their work, rather than introducing a whole range of technical features of any particular software or device. This helps your employee develop working strategies that reduce potential for fatigue and increase productivity.
To find out more about this training contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RNIB online shop for professionals
Our online shop offers a range of products that can help support blind and partially sighted peopleCheck out our online shop