RNIB shares resources for employers

RNIB is sharing resources for employers looking to become Disability Confident. They are hosting a specialist thematic programme that will run from 19 - 29 March and focuses on support to people with a visual impairment.

The programme is designed to increase employers knowledge and understanding about recruiting, or retaining, blind or partially sighted people in the workplace. There is no cost to use the resources.

The programme includes:

  • webinars
  • good practice toolkits and guides
  • blogs and vlogs
  • social media activity (LinkedIn and Facebook)

Full details on how to access the materials, resources and to sign-up to specific events are at the RNIB website.

David Clarke, Director of Services at RNIB, said:

“Although employment rates are at a record high, just one in four blind or partially sighted people are in work, which is a waste of valuable talent and skills in the UK workforce. As well as helpful advice and best practice, our new suite of resources includes examples of people who are registered blind in a range of different roles – proving that people with sight loss can be graphic designers, film-makers and accountants.

“With the right support, visually impaired people can thrive in the workplace and make a significant contribution to businesses in almost all employment sectors. We just need employers to realise the unique commercial value that blind and partially sighted employees can undoubtedly bring to their businesses.”