The figures are worrying - 75% of blind and partially sighted people, of working age, are not in employment. Why is this?
Well there are a number of factors and Connect Radio has been exploring what RNIB's Employment Service is doing to get more visually impaired people into work, show employers that employees with sight loss can be a huge benefit to their field and what pressures are being put on local and national government.
In this short piece Martin O’Kane, RNIB's Specialist Lead on Employment, discusses RNIB’s strategy to tackle the issues: https://audioboom.com/posts/7354394-new-monthly-features-on-employment
In this short piece RNIB’s Employment Service Manager, Andy Swann, talks about our work and current projects, helping people with sight loss to retain their jobs. Tune in to find out more.