Support for visually impaired jobseekers

RNIB and BlindAmbition present a 16-week series of free weekly webinars to support visually impaired job seekers achieve the next stage in their career: finding a new role, entering employment, starting an apprenticeship, or starting up a new business. The webinars will cover a range of topics from CV writing, different ways to market yourself … Continue reading Support for visually impaired jobseekers

Nystagmus awareness at work

A guest post After my first proper job following university, I decided to ‘come out’ about my disability and support needs. I was worried this might make me stand out for the wrong reasons, but felt it was important to be my own advocate. It was a positive move and I get lots of support … Continue reading Nystagmus awareness at work

Vision impairment and employment – a research project

Guest Post: Dr. Liz Ellis, VICTAR, University of Birmingham The Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham is conducting research to understand more about the factors which contribute to employment outcomes (the good and not so good) for individuals with a visual impairment, living and/or working in Greater London. … Continue reading Vision impairment and employment – a research project

Blind in Business event

“Expectations Exceeded” Parent and family workshop run by Friends of Moorfields and Blind in Business Friday 22 May 2020 2pm to 5pm Kemp House (next to Moorfields Eye Hospital) 152-160 City Road, EC1V 2NX The Boardroom, 4th Floor Parents, carers, young people, friends and family are all welcome to attend! Learn and speak with blind … Continue reading Blind in Business event

Into employment with VI

Latest study shows improvements for young people with vision impairment entering employment but more needs to be done The latest results of a Longitudinal Transition Study published by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham and Thomas Pocklington Trust show an increase to those entering employment but inconsistencies of … Continue reading Into employment with VI

“I’m struggling to see at work”

A guest post from our Open Day 2019 keynote speaker, Daniel Williams, founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy: 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. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of … Continue reading “I’m struggling to see at work”