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“My eyesight is impacting me at work”

Losing eyesight is challenging, scary and disconcerting. Having to change the way you do things, adapting to new challenges and learning new skills can be exhausting. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of eyesight deterioration is the uncertainty around employment.

Hearing Loss Needn’t Mean Job Loss – Help for Employers

Hearing loss, deafness and/or tinnitus affect 12 million UK people so being fully aware and catering for the requirements of any staff members with additional needs is essential for inclusive employers. For most employees with hearing challenges, there should be no need to change jobs as extensive support is available. As an invisible disability, employers...
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Sight Loss Needn’t Mean Job Loss

Visualise Founder Daniel Williams looks at how, with reasonable adjustments, assistive technology and support, employees with visual impairment can continue to enjoy fulfilling and productive working lives.
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Supporting Employees with Visual Impairments

This article focuses on employees with visual impairments and how organisations can support them to maximise their potential.
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I’d never have guessed… you really don’t look blind!

Lots of people, including those who have been blind since childhood, haven’t the foggiest what being blind is supposed to look like so comments like ‘You don’t look blind’ can be somewhat baffling.
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Coming Out Blind

Come out blind. Begin to live again: with freedom, independence and laughing at real humour, not just at yourself

Missed Appointments costing The NHS over £216m a year

Each missed appointment costs the NHS an average of £30. Therefore, the total annual cost to the NHS is over £216m which would fund the annual salaries of 2,325 full time GPs or 8,424 full time community nurses, it could pay for 224,640 cataract operations or 58,320 hip replacement operations as well as 216,000 drug...
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Eye Care and The Equality Act

Are your eye care services embracing The Equality Act? Are you doing everything you can to ensure that people with disabilities have the same access to your eye care services as people without disabilities?  What are your legal – not to mention moral – responsibilities when it comes to ensuring equality of access? Equality legislation...
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Losing my vision but not my job

This case study demonstrates the importance of why people require a workplace assessment in a timely manner to ensure they remain in employment with the correct equipment, technology and support. Sight loss should not equal job loss.
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Are Blind Students Being Supported Correctly at University?

Joanne’s Experience as a Blind Student I am registered blind and require additional support to carry out my studies. When I began at university, I was contacted by a disability advisor and received a needs assessment. This was to discuss all the additional support I would require during my studies. For example, I require a...
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