As the UK slowly comes out of various stages of lockdown, employers must consider how to provide a safe environment for employees with sight loss. 

We've put some information together to help you to support your employees who are blind or partially sighted to work from home, make your workplace safer, and what to consider when carrying out risk assessments.

Working from home safely

If you are new to remotely managing blind or partially sighted employees, there are some areas you should consider. Read our guidance on managing health and safety, equipment, one-to-ones and team meetings.

Making the workplace safer for employees with sight loss

There are practical actions for businesses to take on making the workplace safer for your blind and partially sighted employees. Read about the simple steps you need to consider and the legislation you should be aware of as an employer.

Risk assessment guidance for employers

Risk assessments must now take coronavirus into consideration. If you have employees with sight loss there are some particular areas you should consider as part of your risk assessment.

Making remote interviews accessible

Many employers are now conducting job interviews online or by telephone. This short guide to accessible remote interviews looks at some simple ways of ensuring that your video or phone based recruitment is as accessible as possible for candidates with sight loss.

Making video calls inclusive

Video calling has quickly become a daily routine for business communication. This short guide looks at some simple ways of ensuring that your video call is as inclusive as possible of blind or partially sighted people.

​For more information and guidance, contact our Employment team on 0303 123 9999.