Employment professionals news
This page contains updates on the latest employment professionals news from RNIB and our partners.
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RNIB have developed a UK-wide database of learning providers that can offer training courses and skill development in IT and access technology for blind and partially sighted people.
Reforming employment support for blind and partially sighted people
- UndefinedRNIB has recently completed a major revision to its pre-employment programme trainer's manual. Two modules - the Introduction (module 0), and Labour Market Realities (module 2), have been substantially rewritten in order to:
The revised Introduction (module 0) provides advice on designing a programme to fit varying timeframes, resources and budgets.
- reflect what the RNIB group of charities has learnt about running pre-employment programmes over the last 3 years
- incorporate lessons from other research
- UndefinedWe have produced an effective practice guide to assist employment and access technology professionals with carrying out work-based assessments for blind and partially sighted people.
The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion), with support from RNIB and other stakeholders, have just completed a six-month research project called Fit For Purpose, which looked at improving the way that disabled people and those with health conditions are able to access the right support at the right time to prepare for and ultimately find work.
Inclusion has published the final report of its Fit for Purpose project.
The research found that: