Four individuals who won’t be defined by their sight loss.
Jurgen, Lucy, Michael and Naqi share their experience of how they achieved their career goals.
Join the conversation: #SeeMySkills
The campaign that changes attitudes: #SeeMySkills
Blind and partially sighted people do the vast majority of the jobs that sighted people do. They might do them a little differently – using specialist technology or admin support – but they do them successfully.
Blind and partially sighted people work as politicians, journalists, lawyers, presenters, teachers, fundraisers, professors, artists, authors, actors, bankers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and chefs. But these success stories are far too few. In fact, if you’re a blind adult of working age in the UK, there is only a 1 in 4 chance that you’re working. That means that over 300,000 blind and partially sighted people are currently excluded from the workplace.
The pandemic has shown us that we can overhaul working norms overnight. Let’s extend that adaptability and create a level playing field for sight loss employment.
#SeeMySkills sets out a roadmap to ensure that everyone, sighted or blind, has the chance to enjoy the independence, purpose and meaning that employment can bring. We identify the barriers, and how to knock them down.
Join the conversation and then take it to the next level.
If you’re an individual, please share our videos, tell our story, and give to support our employment projects.
If you work for a company, you can make a change in your workplace today. Book an awareness session, share the See My Skills report and use our employee factsheets to help your company become an inclusive employer.
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Read our report on how we can break the cycle of unemployment for blind and partially sighted people.
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