Post date: 
Friday, 6 December 2019

RNIB are celebrating the release of a new series of careers podcasts for students with sight loss, created with the Open University Careers and Employability Team.

These short interviews are designed to help Open University students with sight loss understand and navigate the world of career planning, job seeking, employment and promotions. Recorded with our friendly and professional employment advisors, these podcasts are a great resource to help anyone starting out.

Podcast One: What’s out there for me

Employment Coordinator Matt Hards talks about choosing a career path and thinking about what adjustments you might need.

Listen to Podcast One

Podcast Two: Getting in online applications and disclosing a disability

Tracey Mimna and Nigel Townley from the Employment Team discuss technology and software options, how to talk about your sight loss and the Disability Confident scheme.

Listen to Podcast Two

Podcast Three: Access to Work support available and how to get it

David Kidman and Warren Wilson from RNIB talk about the challenges people with sight loss can face in the workplace, and how to overcome them with the support of the Access to Work scheme.

Listen to Podcast Three

Podcast Four: Next steps and being successful in the workplace

Employment Team Leader Andy Swann talks about the promotions process, reasonable adjustments and where to get the guidance you need.

Listen to Podcast Four


More information

Visit our pages on equality, rights and employment for lots more information about finding a job, staying in employment, Access to Work and even starting your own business.