Our campaign priorities in 2019

Post date: 
Monday, 28 January 2019
Category: 
Campaign News
Other campaigning
A teenage girl with VI has a tablet in her hand and is smiling. Her father is smiling next to her.

This year, we will continue to break down barriers, change minds and open up opportunities for people with sight loss. Here is an overview of what is coming up in 2019:  

A general election?

Increased political uncertainty means that we are planning how to respond if there is a general election. One thing is for sure,  whether it is a local or general election, we always want candidates to hear directly from blind and partially sighted people, so that if elected, they’ll be ready to take your views to Parliament. So watch this space to find out how you can get involved in your local area .

As local elections are definitely on the horizon in some areas, we’ll also be continuing our work to make sure voting is as accessible as possible and that blind and partially sighted people are able to vote independently and in secret.

Employment

Many blind and partially sighted people face challenges finding and staying in work. We are developing a campaign to support blind and partially sighted people’s employment, which will be launched later in the year.

Our activities will focus around providing resources to help make employers more knowledgeable and confident, to better recruit and retain blind or partially sighted staff. We will also be challenging employers on the stereotypes of the type of jobs blind and partially sighted people can do. If you are in a job and would like to appear in our film, please do get in touch by email at [email protected]. Filming will take place on Monday 18 and Friday 22 February in London.