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The RNIB Employment team has created a brand new suite of online resources especially for employers and recruitment professionals. The Employers and businesses hub has everything you need to know about recruiting or employing a person who is blind or partially sighted.
Blind and partially sighted people who are facing redundancy or have been made redundant can get support through a new professional coaching service launched by Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and the Centre for Resolution.
Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager at TPT, said: “Citizens Advice research has revealed disabled people are at least twice as likely to face redundancy*. And the hard truth is that right now securing a job is likely to be even harder for blind and partially sighted people due to increased competition for fewer roles."
The steps to make returning to the workplace safer for employees with sight loss are simple and shouldn't take long to put in place. Our advisors have prepared a short film with some simple steps for employers to consider.
Working at home can throw up lots of unexpected challenges.
It's a new experience for many and it can be hard to get used to so, if you’re working from home for the first time and finding it difficult to adjust, here are five top tips from RNIB's employment team. If you’re blind or partially sighted, these tips might make it easier for you settle into this new way of working.
RNIB Employment Manager, Kudirat Adeniyi, has spoken to Facilitate, the magazine for Workplace and Facilities Management professionals. This easy to follow article has lots of simple adjustments that any office should consider to make their premises more accessible to people with sight loss.