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Employment and Equality

Hands hold up nine electronic tablets against a white background. Each tablet displays an image of someone wearing a work uniform.
Hands hold up nine electronic tablets against a white background. Each tablet displays an image of someone wearing a work uniform.

We can help you whether you're looking for employment or need support to stay in your job, if you are an employer with a colleague with sight loss or someone helping others to look for work.

In this section

Information for jobseekers

A range of information and resources for blind and partially sighted people who are looking for work, including help with interviews, your rights as a jobseeker and more.

Information for those in work

Information for those currently in work, including what to do if you learn that you have an eye condition and how to help your employer provide support and accommodate for your disability.

Information for employers

Employers can find advice on how to support their employees with sight loss here. You’ll also find information on how you can make your workplace more accessible and inclusive for blind and partially sighted people.

Reasonable adjustments at work

Talking to your employer about your sight loss is your choice, but doing so can help your employer make the changes you need.

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) works to protect people with disabilities from discrimination in Northern Ireland.

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is designed to protect you from unfair treatment and to create a more equal society. The Act brings together a range of anti-discrimination laws that have been passed over the last 40 years to make it easier for you to understand your rights and challenge discrimination.

Employment professionals

Find recruitment resources to better support your clients with sight loss with the tools and guidance to help your clients with sight loss find employment.

Employment Projects and Partnerships

RNIB has several projects and partnerships to help people with sight loss to look for or stay in work.