We can help you retain a current employee who is losing their sight, and we can help you to take on someone who is blind or partially sighted. We provide a number of services that can be directly commissioned by employers. These include:
For further information about any of these services, please visit the relevant pages within this section or contact us via our employment services mailbox: [email protected]
A work-based assessment is a visit to the workplace, by a specialist, to recommend equipment, software, and adjustments that would better allow the employee to fulfil their role. We have a wealth of experience in providing assessments specifically for blind and partially sighted people.
Assessments are normally commissioned by an employer or occupational health provider on behalf of an employee who is blind or partially sighted.
If you employ someone who is blind or partially sighted it can be useful for colleagues and staff to have some visual awareness training. We run half-day courses in the workplace, which provide a comprehensive overview of how sight loss can affect individuals. The training offers practical advice and guidance on how to support blind and partially sighted employees or clients. It aims to build participants’ confidence in working with colleagues, staff and customers with sight loss.
By the end of the awareness session participants should have increased their understanding of:
Access technology training is important to help blind and partially sighted people learn how to effectively use specialist equipment and software.
Our 1 to1 training in the workplace helps an employee use their access technology to accomplish the tasks they are expected to perform in their work, rather than introducing a whole range of technical features of any particular software or device. This helps your employee develop working strategies that reduce potential for fatigue and increase productivity