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"RNIB's support gave me the confidence to stay in work"

When Rupa was told she couldn’t drive anymore, and that she’d eventually go blind, she didn’t know where to turn.

For Rupa, who was a teacher, retinitis pigmentosa could have meant not being able to work anymore. RNIB’s Employment Support Service proved a lifeline, giving lots of practical advice to help make her role more accessible.

RNIB also referred her to a local ‘job club’, and a service that refurbished laptops. Rupa soon gained the skills, knowledge and confidence to remain in work and, in her own words, “the courage to ask for adaptations to help me in my workplace.”

“I am so thankful for the support given to me by RNIB.”