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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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Dave Steele, The Blind Poet

Huge thanks to Dave Steele, The Blind Poet, for this inspiring poem – great to know we’ve helped you on your journey Dave. Click below to watch and follow Dave on Twitter @BlindPoetRP Visualise Close your eyes and visualise you could walk within my shoes Despite fading sight that you still might get to live...
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“I’m struggling to see at work”

Losing eyesight is both challenging and difficult, scary and disconcerting. Having to change the way you do things, adapting to new challenges and learn new skills can be exhausting.

The Importance of Workplace Disability Awareness Training  

Over seven million people of working age in the UK have a disability, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate.   For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.   Disability discrimination   Many people with disabilities report feeling marginalised within the workplace not only by managerial...
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Communication in the Workplace around Disability

As an employee, having a disability may feel intimidating or lower your confidence, creating a barrier to independence whilst at work. As an employer, it can also present tension and discomfort if you do not know how to communicate with someone with a disability. Yet effective communication is the cornerstone to success in any working...

Making Your Computer Easier to See!

Are you having difficulty viewing your computer screen at work? Visual impairment doesn’t mean endless struggling to do small things on your computer, and which may also impact your independence. Whilst a professional workplace assessment should not be dismissed, you may find you can make life easier for yourself without the use of assistive technology,...

Will I lose my job if I have lost my vision?

With over 200 people being diagnosed every week with an eye condition in work which cannot be corrected by the wearing of glasses or contact lenses, there is a lot of people struggling to keep working. Many will even be in fear of their uncertain future and may not get the advice and support they...
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Is self-employment: the better option for people with disabilities? 

Employment and disability has always been a contentious area. The employment statistics for people with disabilities have shifted very little over the last few decades, despite employment legislation that enshrines disability rights within the workplace, and the greater visibility of people with disabilities within society generally. Employment discrimination continues to be a huge issue for...

Workplace Eye Health

This is workplace eye wellness month, and a great time to reassess your eye health. Are you doing all you can to protect your sight, whatever degree of vision, or visual impairment, you may have? It’s also an opportunity for employers to examine whether they’re doing all they can to ensure that staff with visual...