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Visibly Better Employer quality standard

Become a better and more inclusive employer for people with sight loss by aligning your working practices to the RNIB Visibly Better Employer quality standard.

Only one in four people with sight loss of working age are in employment and there are currently 11,000 people with sight loss in the UK who are actively seeking work. Many people also leave work unnecessarily each year due to sight loss.

By helping employers like you to reach the Visibly Better Standard, we aim to increase the number of blind and partially sighted people who apply for opportunities and enable you to confidently retain existing staff who develop sight loss.

Watch our short film about the Visibly Better Employer quality standard to find out more

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Achieving the standard

The first step is to download and complete the Visibly Better Employer assessment form, available as an accessible PDF or as a Word document. There are a number of "Questions to consider" that will help you start thinking about your current practices. Once you've completed the form you can email it to us at [email protected] and one of our friendly and professional advisers will be in touch with recommendations and advice so you can start working towards achieving the Visibly Better Employer quality standard.

Our advisers will make recommendations on anything that needs to be changed and advise you on how to implement these changes. Once you have had an opportunity to take the necessary steps, we will come back and re-assess your employment practices. This will be a friendly, collaborative process. The initial assessment of your employment practices is free of charge.

By becoming a Visibly Better Employer your company will widen the talent pool available and increase diversity and innovation, drawing on the value blind and partially sighted employees bring to an organisation.

Martin O’Kane, Strategic Lead for Employment at RNIB

The certification reflects the review we undertook on the date of our evaluation from the employer’s responses to our criteria questions and their subsequent actions. We cannot and do not make any comment on any other aspects of this employer’s provisions, activities or accessibility beyond the materials provided to us by the employer as at the date of our review for which we are not paid.



In 2022, Tesco achieved our Visibly Better Employer Standard. Read more about Tesco's commitment being an inclusive employer and how they have supported Richard Stanyard, a Store Manager at one of their Tesco Express branches and is visually impaired.