Employing a blind or partially sighted person

Woman using screen magnification at workIf you are an employer, 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.

Blind or partially sighted people should not be excluded from employment - nor should sight loss equal job loss.

Advances in technology mean that blind and partially sighted people can now overcome many of the barriers to work that they faced in the past, and government schemes like Access to Work mean that many of the costs can be met.

Employment after lockdown

The way we work has changed following the impact of coronavirus in the UK. We've put some information together to help you to support your employees who are blind or partially sighted, whether they're working from home or in the workplace.

Read our guidance on employment after lockdown

Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident Leader, we want to increase employers' knowledge and understanding about recruiting, or retaining, blind or partially sighted people in the workplace. Find information on our best practice, advice, guidance and resources.

Find out more about Disability Confident