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Eye Work With You Too Research Project

Only one in four blind and partially sighted people of working age are in employment. This report aims to better understand the barriers faced by people with sight loss in the workplace.

Advances in mainstream and assistive technology have enabled people with sight loss to work effectively alongside their peers. Despite this huge push on creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, the number of blind and partially sighted people in work has not increased in a generation.

As well as looking at the barriers, we want offer solutions that will change the above statistic, as well as, the employment landscape for blind and partially sighted young people making the transition from education into the workplace.

RNIB want to work with key individuals and organisations to change this.

The report below was undertaken by the University of Birmingham and funded by the Community Renewal Fund.

This research looks at experiences of people in three key areas:

  1. Young people preparing to move, or transition, from education and training into the labour market;
  2. People who experienced sight loss later in life;
  3. A variety of stakeholders who have an impact on the employment outcomes of blind and partially sighted people.