Employment professionals

If your profession involves you supporting job seekers or helping people remain in work, we can help you.

Information for employment professionals

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

If your profession involves supporting job seekers we can help you better support clients with sight loss. We work with partners to deliver tailored employment solutions, and we have developed tools to help blind and partially sighted people find work.

We can also support welfare to work providers and those whose role involve helping blind and partially sighted people into work.

If you are an employer looking to take on a blind or partially sighted person, please take a look at our information on employing a blind or partially sighted person.


Guide for employment professionals

We have produced a guide outlining what good employment support for blind and partially sighted people looks like. We want to equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to support working age people with sight loss trying to find or stay in work.

Visual Awareness E-Learning for employment professionals

Do you want to know more about sight loss?  Does your team help people with sight loss to find work?  Our "Understanding Sight Loss for Employment Professionals" e-Learning course will give you the knowledge and tools to help.

The course is online, completely free and takes about forty minutes to complete.  It can be done in your own time and at your own pace.

The course includes: the facts about sight loss; common eye conditions and their functional effects; things to consider when talking about jobs; how to physically guide someone with sight loss; and resources to help you.

If you would like to know more, please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or [email protected].

Employment assessment toolkit

We have produced an assessment toolkit for employment professionals who work with blind and partially sighted people looking for work The employment assessment toolkit will help professionals to gain a clear understanding of what a person's aspirations and abilities are in relation to employment, and what types of support and development are needed to help fulfil these.

Blind and partially sighted people can face more barriers than others when looking for work. The employment assessment toolkit isn’t intended to replace your own early assessments, but will help you to identify the additional types of support needed and will help you to build a relevant action plan.

Pre-employment programme

We have developed a manual for trainers to deliver a structured pre-employment programme for blind and partially sighted people requiring the development of skills to move closer to the labour market.

Employment news

Stay up-to-date on the latest employment news and developments affecting blind and partially sighted people.