This free eLearning tool is designed to help employers and work colleagues gain a greater understanding of sight loss, and the differences it can make to the working life of blind or partially sighted employees.

Managers, supervisors and all staff in a workplace can take this short online programme to gain a greater understanding of sight loss. It consists of four individual courses which will take about one hour in total to complete. You can complete the programme all at once or dip in and out as time allows.

What will you learn from Understanding Sight Loss for employers and work colleagues?

  • Course one - The facts about sight loss and its impact
  • Course two - Workplace responsibilities and interactions
  • Course three - Inclusive recruitment, accessibility and assistive technology
  • Course four - Further information and the RNIB Visibly Better Employer quality standard.

There's also an optional extra course:

  • Course five - How to guide people with sight loss.

How do I sign up for Understanding Sight Loss for employers and work colleagues?

Choose the appropriate link below. The link wil take you to a registration screen where you will be asked to provide a username and email address. We recommend that you use your email address as your username. You will also be required to set a password as prompted by the system. Once you have registered you will receive an email from [email protected] with details of how to visit our eLearning site.

To get started please select the region where you or your organisation is based:

England  Northern Ireland

Scotland Wales

Browsers and devices

We recommend Microsoft Edge or Safari, some older browsers e.g., Internet Explorer may cause issues with the running of the programmes. These courses are designed to be accessible for people with sight loss, but they will run on desktop/iPad and most smart phones.

Learner support and advice

If you require support with the Understanding Sight  Loss for employers and work colleagues course, please contact RNIB Learning Choices via email [email protected]

Further information

The Understanding Sight Loss for employers and work colleagues eLearning programme was developed by RNIB, and part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund programme, the NI Department for the Economy and NI Department for Communities.