The Equality Act 2010 is designed to protect you from unfair treatment and to create a more equal society, and applies to England, Scotland and Wales.
In Northern Ireland, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) works to protect people who have disabilities, including sight loss, from discrimination.
Find out more about the type of help you can get from your local authority's social services team to help you continue to lead an independent life.
If you are blind or partially sighted, the Equality Act protects you from different kinds of discrimination while at work.
All voters have a right to vote independently and in secret, and local authorities must ensure that polling stations are accessible.
Receiving great customer service, whether when travelling, out shopping, or banking, can make a big difference to your confidence and independence.
We can support and help you to find work, including choosing a career, finding vacancies, writing a CV, completing application forms and more.
If you have experienced a change in your sight, you may need support to stay in work. Read about assistive technology, advice on support workers and more.
Read information about self-employment, including the skills usually needed, to develop your business idea and start your own business.
Read about the support provided by the government and other organisations, such as the Access to Work scheme, as well as work placements, training and mentoring opportunities.
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You may also find our information on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) useful.
Our series of employment factsheets cover a range of topics to help you find or remain in work.