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Getting back to work

Angela Webb was diagnosed with a degenerative condition 25 years ago leaving her with limited vision in one eye. “Last year, I found out that my other eye was affected and that I could lose my sight totally. I thought I might never see my grandchildren,” says Angela. Angela is outgoing and, as a customer services assistant, loves talking to people.

“I need my job to keep me social – I’m not someone who likes sitting at home,” recalls Angela.

An RNIB Sight Loss Adviser referred her to the Access to Work scheme. They visited Angela at her workplace and, following their report, Angela’s employer provided her with a bigger monitor and keypad that enabled her to carry on with her role.

“If it weren’t for RNIB, I would have been off work for much longer.”