Post date: 
Wednesday, 8 August 2018

"I was working as a legal secretary when I started experiencing pain in my eyes. I was initially diagnosed with Iritis, but it wasn’t until 14 years later I was told I had Sarcoidosis. 

Shadeen Rose sat at computer wearing a headset and talking. A gold ban spans below the photo.

"Three years later I was dismissed from my job as a paralegal because of the amount of time I was taking off. I approached RNIB’s legal team and a solicitor, who was blind, who helped me settle my case out of court. I was never informed about Access to Work. I went on an employment course at RNIB College Loughborough and honed my computer skills. I also learnt how to use JAWS and started Braille lessons. I went on to volunteer for Action Connect and worked with Enderby Police Headquarters. I started to have hope again. I now work for RNIB, often travelling to various parts of the country to support the Wills and Legacy team at their Donor receptions, where I talk about the many ways RNIB have enabled me to regain my independence and confidence."

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